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Netflix viewers feel uncomfortable watching tragic series about Maxine Carr and Ian Huntley

Netflix viewers feel uncomfortable watching tragic series about Maxine Carr and Ian Huntley

A three-part series about Maxine Carr and Ian Huntley is on Netflix now, and some people are feeling a bit off about it

Netflix viewers have been left feeling a little bit grim after watching a drama series about the real world crimes of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr.

It’s called Maxine and it’s available to watch on Netflix now, here’s the trailer so you can take a look:

Maxine Carr was jailed for conspiring to pervert the course of justice after she knowingly provided a false alibi for her boyfriend Huntley.

In truth, Huntley had murdered two schoolgirls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, before discarding their bodies into an irrigation ditch in Suffolk.

The Soham murders – as they came to be known, due to their location – shocked the UK back in 2002, after a 13 day search for the girls ended in the most tragic circumstances.

School caretaker Huntley was sentenced to life for the double murder, with the judge stating that he must spend at least 40 years inside, whereas Maxine, a teaching assistant, received a three-and-a-half year sentence.

Maxine Carr.
Getty Images

That means that Carr is now out of prison, using a new name, and could feasibly be watching the docuseries about her life and crimes.

The series – which was originally aired on Channel 5 in 2022 – has been leaving a bit of a sour taste in some people’s mouth after watching it.

One person wrote: “Dunno how I feel about a TV drama being made about Maxine Carr (gf of Ian Huntley - murderer of Holly & Jessica) like does her story really need to be told?

“Holly and Jessica’s family is still around and although she didn’t know what he did when he did it, she helped after.”

“She got a new identity by the police so also she’s out there somewhere knowing there’s a Netflix show about her life, very weird.”

Another comment read: “A little eerie knowing the real Maxine Carr is out there under a new identity and having to watch the Netflix series on her life.”

Maxine, starring Jemma Carlton, is on Netflix now.
Channel 5

A third person said: “Watching #maxinecarr on #Netflix & I refuse to feel sympathy for her.

“I remember this as if it were yesterday & watching her smugly lying on TV.

“She willingly helped him cover his tracks & is not a victim.

“Those 10 year old girls, Jessica & Holly were the victims, along with their families.”

As we’ve mentioned, you can watch the three-part series on Netflix now.

It stars Jemma Carlton as Carr and Scott Reid as Huntley.

Featured Image Credit: Cambridgeshire Police/Getty Images / Channel 5

Topics: UK News, Crime, TV and Film, Netflix