Netflix is in talks to begin filming a documentary like that of the controversial Amanda Knox documentary that was recently released. According to a report by the Independent UK, the unsolved case of missing Madeleine McCann will be made into an eight part True Crime series.

The unsolved case of the missing then-aged three-year-old, Madeleine McCann has become a worldwide obsession. The child disappeared from her hotel room whilst on a family holiday in Portugal. The case sparked one of the biggest missing person stories in modern history. To this day it still regularly hits UK headlines with new developments or possible sightings.

Several potential suspects have been interviewed by police without any further action. The Met Police have had over 500 lines of possible lines of inquiries with over 8,000 potential sightings in the last 10 years.

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It is not confirmed if ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral, 57, will feature in the documentary. The Portuguese police chief who worked on the case claimed the parents were involved in her disappearance. Goncalo went on to write "The Truth of The Lie" in which he claimed the child died in the holiday home and the parents covered it up. Kate and Gerry later went on to file a libel case in 2015 which they won. The judge ordered Mr. Amaral pay them $250,000 each in damages.

However, in a further twist to the tale, the case was overturned in court back in April of this year, allowing Amaral to sue both the McCann’s for damage to his reputation. The claim has been filed and amounts to tens of thousands of euros. Both Kate and Gerry have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights and are currently waiting for the date to proceed.

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Netflix announced that the as yet untitled documentary will feature eight episodes in the true life series. The documentary will focus on key figures working on the case and investigators from that day. Whilst it may seem controversial, it remains an incredibly interesting case to the public.

Parents Kate and Gerry have both declined to be filmed or take part in the series. Last year Netflix came under fire for releasing a true crime documentary featuring Amanda Knox, acquitted after four years for the 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher.

High profile crime cases are incredibly popular as the public wants to listen to what really happened in heavily reported stories. After the phenomenal success of Making a Murderer, a rumored sequel is to be released in the coming months.

The Madeleine McCann documentary has yet to be given an official release date, but it is sure to garner a lot of media attention when it does.