Netflix are making a crime series that will focus on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The eight-part documentary will concentrate on the story of the young girl's disappearance from her hotel room back in 2007.


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She was on holiday with her parents and two siblings in Portugal's Praia de Luz when the incident took place.

The mystery surrounding her whereabouts is still very much debated to this day. Many people have their own theories about what happened to Maddy, but police have not managed to get anywhere near solving the case.

Netflix has now decided to commission an eight-part series following Maddy's disappearance. For the moment, the series still doesn't have a title. However what we do know is that the series will feature interviews with investigators and 'key figures' from the case. Whether or not Gerry and Kate McCann will be involved has not yet been revealed.

Since Netflix brought out Making A Murderer, it seems that they have been chasing the same concept for a while. Casting JonBenet and the Amanda Knox documentary, for example.

However, there is a new documentary that is about to drop which may be just as good as the story of Steven Avery and Teresa Halbach.

Strong Island has already racked up a bunch of rave reviews and has a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the trailer...


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The documentary centres on the 1992 death of William Ford Jr, brother of the film's creator Yance Ford. William, who was a teacher, was just 24 when he was killed by 19-year-old mechanic Mark Reilly.

Reilly shot and killed William over an argument about a car. He claimed self-defence, even though William was unarmed at the time of the shooting.

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And, despite the strong evidence against Reilly a grand jury decided there was 'no case to answer'.

Netflix describes the film as: "A deeply intimate and meditative film that asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice."

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Ford told Deadline: "Because Netflix is a global platform, Strong Island will be seen by communities around the world who are dealing with the issues that are unpacked on screen.

"It's my hope that this film will offer some a way to make sense of their own experience, and others a new way of seeing. Nothing comes close to describing how astonishing it is for me, that the world will in some measure come to know my brother."

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Strong Island was recently shown at the Sundance Festival, where it picked up the Special Jury Award for Storytelling. It also has rave reviews from critics.

Strong Island comes to Netflix on September 15, and I can't wait to binge watch the whole thing.

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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