The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann is one of the most hotly debated cases in recent years. The baffling 2007 disappearance remains a mystery to this day. Now, Netflix is taking on the case.
A documentary series about Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has been announced by the streaming giant. Details are currently limited, but we do know that the series will be eight episodes. It will include interviews with central figures and investigators from Madeleine’s case.
In late April 2007, the McCann family left England and joined a group of family friends and their children on holiday in Praia de Luz, Portugal. On the evening of May 3, 2007, Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann gathered with the adults of the travel group for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Madeleine, her two-year-old twin siblings, and the children of the fellow travelers were left at the rental while the adults dined.
The adults rotated checking in on all of the children while they ate their meal. By the time the adults returned to the rental, however, Madeleine had disappeared.
Media coverage of the disappearance soon became frenzied. Reporters and the public alike cast blame on the parents for leaving the children alone, questioned whether human trafficking could be involved, and hatched increasingly outlandish theories to explain Madeleine's disappearance.
To this day, the 10-year-old case remains open. Perhaps, like Making a Murderer or The Keepers, the upcoming Netflix documentary will help shine a light on the investigation, and possibly even affect change.
Feature photo: Find Madeleine