Ian Bailey will take part in a new three-part Netflix series on the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

The series will tell the story of Ms. du Plantier's life and chart the circumstances of her death and the long-running investigation that has followed.

According to reports, the Frenchwoman's family are collaborating with Netflix on the as yet untitled series, said to be aired next year, and it will feature their testimony as well as that of Mr. Bailey, the man who has been at the centre of the investigation.

He has always denied any involvement in Ms du Plantier’s death.

Last year a French court tried and convicted Mr Bailey in his absence. Irish courts recently ruled against his extradition.

Simon Chinn, co-founder of London and Los Angeles-based media company Lighthouse and executive producer of the documentary, said, "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,"

"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."

The death of Ms. du Plantar nearly a quarter of a century ago and the controversies that surround it have long been of interest to the public.

Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan has previously said he is working on a separate documentary about the case, reports the Irish Examiner.

The new Netflix series will be directed by John Dower, who made the award-winning Thrilla in Manilla, about the legendary boxing rivalry between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.