You can watch the three-part series on June 30th.
Netflix has announced its much anticipated documentary Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, examining the brutal murder of French documentary producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, in West Cork in 1996, will air at the end of next month.
The series is from Oscar winning producer of Searching for Sugarman and Man on Wire, Simon Chinn and is produced by Chinn’s company, Lightbox, for Netflix.
Filmed in West Cork, Ireland and in France, contributors include Sophie’s family, including her son Pierre-Louis Baudey, alongside residents from Schull and the local press.
“Sophie was much more than a victim of a murder. She was a mother, a daughter, a sister, a filmmaker and a writer.” said Chinn.
“Whatever actually happened on that cold December night in 1996, the story is one of a collision of worlds, cultures and characters and it was that which drew us to it. But it was meeting and gaining the trust of Sophie’s family which really gave us our purpose.
“Justice has eluded them for a quarter of a century since Sophie’s death and their main aim in cooperating with us to make this series is to do justice to her memory. We hope we have achieved that, for them.”
Meanwhile, Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan has announced he is working on a second five-part Sky Studios documentary entitled Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie, the release date for which has yet to be confirmed.
Both series will feature interviews with journalist Ian Bailey, who was arrested in relation to the crime, but maintains his innocence.