The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is a Netflix documentary series that takes a detailed look at the unnerving abduction of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished from the seaside resort of Praia de Luz in Portugal she was staying at while on holiday with her parents only 100 yards away. The harrowing ordeal is chronicled with in-depth and intimate interviews from several people involved, including disgraced Portuguese police officer Gonçalo Amaral who was heavily involved in the investigation from the onset and some question whether or not his skills were up to the task of solving such a crime. The docu-series also features renowned journalist Robbyn Swan and Pulitzer Prize finalist Anthony Summers.
The mysterious circumstances that lead to Madeleine’s disappearance are looked at in great detail throughout the addictive series, and the carefully crafted re-enactments blend so well with the intricate interviews from those involved. The show also takes a vivid look at the worldwide tabloid frenzy that followed and how the press could very well have had a drastic effect on the investigation. From the authorities to the suspects to the parents, every aspect looked into in The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is as chilling as it is riveting, and hopefully, this and all the other efforts being made will one day reunite Madeleine with her family.