Madeleine McCann's parents refusing to be involved in Netflix documentary

Madeleine McCann's parents
Madeleine McCann's parents will not be interviewed for the new doco. Photo credit: Getty/ File.

Netflix is producing a true crime documentary about Madeleine McCann's disappearance, but her parents are refusing to be involved.

The online streaming service is making an eight-part programme about 2007 disappearance, following the success of several crime documentaries, including Making a Murderer and a drama on the Amanda Knox case.

Madeleine, aged three, went missing from her hotel room in Praia de Luz, where she was holidaying with her parents and siblings. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Kate and Gerry McCann are reportedly refusing to feature in the Netflix doc, which will feature new interviews with key investigators.

The documentary will likely air before the McCanns learn the result of their appeal to the European Court of Human Rights regarding a Portuguese ex-police chief.

The McCanns brought a libel case against former Portuguese police officer Goncalo Amaral, 57, who claimed the parents were involved in their daughter's disappearance in his book The Truth of the Lie.

A release date for the documentary has not yet been announced.

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