New Netflix Documentary Controversially Claims Madeleine McCann Is ‘Alive’

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Netflix
Published 14.03.19
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Earlier this morning, Netflix released the first official trailer for their incredible-looking documentary, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Along with that, they also announced that it’d be airing this week; in fact, it’s hitting the streaming service tomorrow (March 15th).

My boss and I were chatting about it – because we’re both weirdly fascinated, too fascinated, by the case – and we reckon there’s going to be some serious revelations in it. (He’s listening to a podcast about it and everything.)

In case you missed the trailer, watch it then I’ll come back to you:

Told you it looked amazing.

And here’s a prime example of what I meant earlier by ‘revelations’: a top police officer on the case reckons the disappearance will be solved in the near future.

Senior child protection officer Jim Camble made his claims during the Netflix documentary, saying:

“There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology. Year on year DNA is getting better. Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better.

And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”

Furthermore, private investigator Julian Peribanez believes that Maddie is actually alive and was taken from her holiday apartment because of her value as a ‘middle-class British girl’.

Because of this, he thinks she’s still out there.

He said: “That’s the main supplier of these gangs. The value that Madeleine had was really high because if they took her it’s because they were going to get a lot of money.”

This comes after Maddie’s parents, Gerry and Kate said they wanted ‘nothing to do’ with the eight-part docu-series.

In a statement, they said:

“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.”

Much like the Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland documentary, I’ve got a feeling the sh*t is going to hit the fan when this gets released.

Prepare yourselves for a whole load of media coverage on it.

Much like the case itself.

Images via Getty/Netflix

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