Madeleine McCann’s Parents Slam The New Netflix Documentary About Her Disappearance

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Netflix, TV
Published 07.03.19
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I’ve always fancied myself as a funnyman and someone that can get a laugh but I’ve never had the cajones to actually get on stage and perform.

Hence why I like my job; I can sit behind my computer (I’m nothing but a keyboard warrior really) all day and make droll, pithy comments about trending news stories until the cows come home.

It’s perfect.

However with all this heavy sh*t about R. Kelly, Wacko Jacko and now Madeleine McCann, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to poke fun at stuff. People are seriously sensitive these days and I really don’t want The Hook being blacklisted by Facebook.

So I’m going to have to give it you straight. God it’s like I’ve got a normal news job.

Here we go: last week, we brought you the news that Netflix were releasing a revealing new documentary about the disappearance and case of Madeleine McCann.

The docu-series will apparently chronicle the case through interviews with key investigators as well as those closest to the McCanns. However, interestingly, and probably not that unexpectedly, Gerry and Kate McCann have reportedly refused to take part, and want “nothing to do with” the series.

In fact, they’ve now slammed the eight-part-crime series, titled The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, saying in a statement:

“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.

“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.”

I mean, it’d be naive to think they would feature in the documentary in the first place. They’ve been hounded by the media and public since their daughter disappeared 12 years ago, with many blaming it on their negligence in leaving her alone.

The authorities have also been widely criticised for continuing to pump money into the investigation after all these years.

In November last year, £150,000 was granted to the investigation to allow it to continue until March 31st. Furthermore, force bosses have been applying for funding from the Home Office every six months to continue the inquiry, which has cost about £11.75million so far.

The documentary is expected to air on 3rd May, 2019 with a reported cost of £20 million. It’s already being tipped for global success too so it’s definitely one to watch out for.

No doubt the sh*t will hit the fan when it lands.

Get it in your TV diaries.

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