A new documentary series examining the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is coming to Netflix in June.

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork is a three-part series examining the murder of the French documentary producer in Schull, Co Cork in 1996.

In 2019, Ian Bailey was convicted in France, in his absence, of the murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier. He has always denied the murder and Irish authorities decided he should not be charged. Last October, the High Court rejected a third attempt by French authorities to extradite Mr Bailey.

The new series was filmed in Ireland and France and includes contributions from Sophie Toscan du Plantier's family, including her son Pierre-Louis Baudey, alongside residents from Schull and the local press.

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork was directed by BAFTA nominee John Dower. It was executive produced by Simon Chinn, the Oscar-winning producer of Searching for Sugarman and Man on Wire, and Suzanne Lavery.

Lavery and Chinn said in a statement: "Sophie was much more than a victim of a murder. She was a mother, a daughter, a sister, a filmmaker and a writer. 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."

Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan has also made a five-part documentary series titled Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie for Sky.

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork will launch on Netflix on 30 June.