Madeleine McCann's parents break silence over new Netflix doco about her

scandal 08/03/2019

In case you missed the news, Netflix latest doco is going to be all about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

The Netflix Original is said to include, interviews with key investigators while also trying to shed new light on the case, much like they've done with past documentaries.

However, while it's going to be all about their daughter, Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann will have nothing to do with the doco.

Filmakers repeatedly approached the couple, asking them to take part, but they refused.

Now, they've broken their first statement about the documentary. In a statement to BBC News, the parents have explained their decision not to take part.

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

The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate."

The couple continued that this will be the last statement they make regarding the Netflix Original.

"We did not see – and still do not see – how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it.

Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme. We will not be making any further statements or giving interviews regarding this programme."

A release date for the  documentary has not yet been confirmed, but the show is rumoured to arrive on Netflix in the next few weeks.