Netflix streams Madeleine McCann series after delays and disputes

Netflix today released its long-awaited big-budget documentary on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, despite opposition from a family and TV-industry speculation that program-makers to gain access to key individuals

The US streaming service first commissioned the program in 2017, amid the explosion of true-crime and cold-case programming following the success of Making a Murderer. But despite spending enormous sums to produce eight hour-long episodes, its release has been delayed, speculation about what, if anything, the show has not yet been done.

Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter went missing in 2007, when she was three, while on holiday in the Portuguese town of Luz da Luz, have repeatedly refused to take part in the show. The London-based company that has made the show on behalf of Netflix, to give an interview.

Clarence Mitchell, the family's former spokesperson, who still assists with media inquiries, says: “Kate and Gerry and their family were approached some months ago to participate in the documentary. Kate and Gerry didn't ask for it and they didn't see how it will help search for Maddie on a practical level, so they chose not to engage. "

Instead, the program has interviewed the Portuguese officials who originally investigated the case, many of whom have since established media careers discussing the incident.

The journalists who covered the story at the time have declined to take part.

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