A new Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary is set to launch this month

The creators say the film will feature new interviews with those close to the inquiry

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Netflix has announced a brand new documentary on the disappearance of Madeline McCann is due to air next month.

The film is set to feature unseen interviews with people close to the inquiry surrounding the case. The documentary has cost £20 million to make and will consist of multiple episodes.

However, Gerry and Kate McCann have reportedly refused to take part. Both the McCanns and their friends were approached by producers but will not be involved in the mini-series, which will be launched this month, will be released on 3rd May 2019, before the 12 year anniversary of her disappearance.

Madeleine McCann was three years old when she disappeared in the Algarve region of Portugal while her parents went for dinner with friends close by in 2007. The 12 year search for her has so far cost £11.75 million.

A source close to the creators of the documentary told the MailOnline: "Everyone everywhere is fascinated by the Maddie story. We would have welcomed the opportunity of working with the McCanns directly but they informed us they couldn’t and wouldn’t consider taking part while a police investigation is into their daughter’s abduction is ongoing.

"But we have interesting new interviews with people close to the inquiry and we believe we can give justice to this unbelievably tragic story."

Madeleine went missing in 2007

A friend of the McCanns added: "We understand it is a serialised drama but neither Kate, Gerry nor their holiday friends and main players have co-operated in any shape or form. And we have no idea who the actors are. We believe it is coming out very soon, within the next two weeks and before the next anniversary.

"Netflix had been hoping to screen it last year but the project took them a lot longer than expected. They had been wanting to string it out over eight episodes but it may now be a one or two parter."

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