New Docu-series On Madeleine McCann Ready For Binging This Weekend, But Her Parents Aren't Happy About It

Madeleine McCann vanished from a resort town in Portugal in 2007 at the age of 3. Hers remains one of the most famous missing persons cases in the world.

By Gina Tron

If you're looking for more true crime content to binge, you're in luck. Netflix is dropping its newest docu-series this weekend, this one on one of the most publicized and controversial missing persons case in the world: Madeleine McCann.

“The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann,” an eight-part series that delves into the mysterious case of the missing British toddler who vanished from a Portuguese resort town while on vacation with her parents. It'll be available to stream Friday.

The trailer, which was released this week, refers to the case as "The world's most famous missing child case.”

“Somebody knows what happened to Madeleine McCann,” the trailer states.

The 3-year-old girl, with a distinctive dark strip on the iris of her right, blue-green eye, vanished in 2007. Her parents believe she was abducted from her bed while they had dinner with friends nearby. The missing toddler’s face was plastered all over Europe through posters and billboards and British tabloids have been obsessed with the case for years, fueling controversy and conspiracy theories.

McCann has never been found. The U.K. Metropolitan Police's "Operation Grange" has spent more than $15 million on efforts to find her, according to the British news organization ITV.


 Watch  Out Of Sight: The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann   Friday, March 29 at 9/8c, only on Oxygen


The new series mashes together dozens of contributors and hours and hours of interviews, news footage and reenactments and promises new revelations in the case, according to Refinery29. Its release comes without the approval of the girl’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann, who put out a statement on their website stating that the production company asked them to participate.

Madeleine McCann

“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, could potentially hinder it, “ they wrote. “Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme.”

The parents were rewarded £550,000 in libel damages after two British papers claimed they had something to do with their daughter's disappearance, CNN reported in 2008.

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