'Sophie: A Murder in West Cork' will examine the brutal murder of the French filmmaker.
The Netflix Sophie Toscan du Plantier docuseries will tackle one of the most mysterious murder cases our country has ever seen.
In December 1996, the 38-year-old holidaymaker was found on the roadside near her holiday home by her next-door neighbour. This three-part series will include exclusive contributions from members of Sophie’s family including her son Pierre-Louis Baudey, parents George and Marguerite Bouniol, uncle, Jean Pierre Gazeau, aunt Marie Madeleine Opalka, and her cousin, Frédéric Gazeau, who also serves as an associate producer on the series.
'Sophie: A Murder in West Cork' is from Oscar-winning producer of 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'Man on Wire', Simon Chinn. It is produced by Chinn’s company, Lightbox. The series is directed by BAFTA nominee John Dower ('The Thriller in Manila').
Here's the trailer for the Netflix Sophie Toscan du Plantier series, which will be available to stream from Wednesday, June 30.
This will be the second documentary series surrounding the mysterious case of the French woman that will be on our screens this June. This weekend on June 20, the Sky Crime and NOW five-part series 'Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie' from Jim Sheridan will also be available to watch. It will be interesting to see if either documentary manages to shed new light on the case - or if there is any new information to be told that hasn't already been unearthed.