The first trailer for the new documentary series Sophie: A Murder in West Cork has been released by Netflix.

The three-part series examines the murder of French documentary producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Schull, Co Cork in 1996.

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 and parents George and Marguerite Bouniol, alongside residents from Schull and the local press.

The documentary series includes contributions from Sophie Toscan du Plantier's family

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 said: "In making this documentary we wanted to honour Sophie, her family and that rural community in the South West of Ireland.

"Even now, I find it genuinely astonishing that something so terrible could have happened not just to a woman who appeared to have such a gilded life but in such a beautiful place and to a community that prided itself on its peacefulness, its safety and inclusivity. It's what drew Sophie there.

"What does seem so tragic, is that Sophie’s perfect escape turned out to be where she lost her life. And the shock of it still reverberates in that community 25 years later."

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork coming to Netflix on June 30

Dower added: "I'm a great believer in ensemble filmmaking with a large cast of storytellers, because a story is never simple.

"You need all those different takes and angles to get to the richer, more compelling stories. I also always look for people who have genuinely lived the story we are telling."

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 June 30.

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