Madeleine McCann Netflix doc: trailer, release date

Carla Harmon
March 15, 2019

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is about a long-running police investigation that started when 3 year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared last May 3, 2007 while she was on a holiday vacation with her parents Kate and Gerry McCann in Portugal.

McCann's disappearance is "the world's most famous missing child case", according to Netflix's trailer for the series.

Jim Gamble, the top child protection cop in the UK's first Maddie investigation, says: "I absolutely believe that in my lifetime we will find out what has happened to Madeleine McCann". The Pulse Films-produced documentary will also reconstruct events pertaining to Madeleine's disappearance.

The synopsis of the documentary is chilling in itself, as it reads: "A couple's grief over their daughter's disappearance is compounded by a frenzied media and a detective's mistaken belief that they played a part".


The Disappearance of Madelaine McCann, a true crime doco in the same vein as Netflix hits Making a Murderer and Abducted in Plain Sight, is tipped to land in the United Kingdom on Friday, and claims to include testimony from more than 40 "experts" close to the 12-year-old case.

We are aware that Netflix are planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine's disappearance.

However, top United Kingdom cop Jim Gamble - who was a key figure in the first British investigation in to her disappearance - believes people WILL find out what really happened to the little girl.

Experts on the show also make some shocking claims, with some saying that Madeleine is still alive.


Mr and Mrs McCann previously said in a statement: "The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate". Her disappearance remains a mystery to police.

An artists impression of what Madeleine McCann would look like today.

Maddie was just 3 when she vanished from the Portuguese resort of Praia De Luz in May 2007.

The McCanns appealed to the European Court of Human Rights regarding Amaral's claims their daughter was dead and they were responsible.


The new documentary, which airs tomorrow (15 March), promises to explore the disturbing background of the case.

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