Netflix and Sky announce separate Sophie Toscan Du Plantier documentary series on the same day
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In a particularly strange turn of events, Netflix and Sky have announced two separate Sophie Toscan Du Plantier documentary series on the same day.
On Monday, Sky announced that multiple Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan will make a documentary series on the search for justice for Sophie Tuscan du Plantier, who was murdered in West Cork in 1996.
Netflix has confirmed that it too will be releasing a new three-part documentary series about Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s life, made in collaboration with her family.
The Netflix series, which will be produced by Lightbox, will tell the story of the 1996 murder that became a national obsession both in Ireland and in 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.
The case has always been surrounded by controversy, with Bailey remaining the prime suspect.
Last year a French court tried and convicted Bailey in his absence, although the Irish courts have recently ruled against his extradition.
The documentary series will come to Netflix at some point in 2021.