Madeleine McCann disappearance

Netflix to screen Madeleine McCann series

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

An eight-part documentary about the disappearance of Leicestershire girl Madeleine McCann is to launch on Netflix tomorrow.

The three-year-old, from Rothley, vanished while on holiday with her family in Portugal in 2007.

Madeleine McCann
Family photo

Netflix said the series, named The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, will feature interviews with more than 40 contributors, archival news footage and reenactments.

The programme is directed by Chris Smith, whose recent documentary on the disastrous Fyre Festival was a major hit for the platform.

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have spoken out against the programme, saying it could potentially hinder the ongoing search for their daughter.

McCanns thank public on 11th anniversary

Press Association

The parents of Madeleine McCann have marked the 11th anniversary of her disappearance by thanking the public for staying with them on the mission to find their daughter.

Kate and Gerry McCann, from Rothley in Leicestershire, said perseverance and hope will remain during their search for Madeleine, who vanished aged three while the family were on holiday in Portugal.

Madeleine McCann
PA

The post on the official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, written on behalf of Mr and Mrs McCann, reads: "It gets harder to know what to say or write as each anniversary of Madeleine's abduction approaches then passes.

"Life is full and busy which helps but Madeleine is still missing and she is still dearly missed.

"She is a real person and still our 'little girl' and as we always have, we will endeavour to do whatever it takes to find her. Thank you so much for staying with us on this mission."