Listen up, true crime fans.
A three-part documentary series about a murder in Ireland is coming to Netflix. [Featured Image: freestocks, Unsplash].
The murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier was a significant story in the 1990s, and this series focuses on her life and eventual murder.
Sophie Toscan du Plantier was a French film producer. She was found dead by her holiday home in Schull, Cork in December 1996. Netflix’s series is going to “tell the story of the 1996 murder that became a national obsession in Ireland and France. With exclusive access to Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family the series will, for the first time, bring together the testimony of her entire family with that of Ian Bailey, the man at the centre of the investigation.”
In 2019, a French court convicted Ian Bailey of murder, but it was in absence. Bailey claims innocence, and Ireland refused to allow extradition.
“This series will take viewers on a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns as we carefully unravel an extraordinary story from its beginning, 24 years ago, to the present day,” said Simon Chinn, co-Founder of Lightbox and Executive Producer.
“As the only documentary project ever to have been made with the blessing of Sophie’s family, we feel it’s critical to properly understand who Sophie was as a person and the events that led her to her terrible fate.
“The series will include interviews with the key players in Ireland and France, including the man convicted in France of Sophie’s murder, Ian Bailey, and we will drill down into the evidence surrounding a murder investigation which remains mired in anguish and controversy.”
This series will include interviews with Ian Bailey himself. Viewers can expect to see the series hit Netflix in 2021.