The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is set to be released today (Friday, March 15) with all eight episodes of the documentary series made available at the same time. Netflix only recently announced the controversial series about the missing British child would be made available on the streaming platform. Here’s what you need to know about the release of The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and what the series will cover.
When will the Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary be released on Netflix?
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be released on Netflix at midnight Pacific Standard Time in California.
All Netflix Originals are released at this time because this is where the streaming giant’s headquarters are located.
This means the Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary will drop at different times depending on which geographical region you’re located in.
British viewers will be able to watch The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann from 8am GMT on the day of release.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is expected to be just as dense as fellow Netflix true crime documentary series Making A Murderer, The Staircase and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will take a detailed look into the disappearance of the three-year-old, who vanished from her parents’ holiday apartment in the seaside resort of Praia Da Luz in Portugal.
Over the course of the series, the documentary will look into the investigation as the Portuguese police and Scotland Yard worked together to try to find the child.
The Madeleine McCann case has gone on to be one of the most high-profile missing person’s investigations in British history and made headlines around the world.
She has been missing for 12 years now after her disappearance in 2007.
Madeleine went missing from her hotel room, where she was sleeping with her siblings, while her parents Kate and Gerry McCann had dinner at a nearby restaurant.
The family launched a desperate appeal to find their daughter but to date, she has not been found.
A total of 40 key experts will be giving their opinion on the case as well as a re-analysis of the evidence.
Gerry and Kate McCann have released a statement about the Netflix documentary, which reads: “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.”
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be released on Netflix today