Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier is a Netflix Original docuseries of four episodes. It is based on Germany’s most sensational disappearance of Birgit Meier. The four episodes of the docuseries follow the life until her disappearance by Birgit’s brother, Wolfgang Sielaff, her daughter, Yasmine, and her estranged husband, Harald Meier.
Nicolas Steiner is the writer and director of the series. The documentary series got released on Netflix on November 26, 2021. The German true-crime series currently holds an IMDb rating of 7.5.
Who is Harald Meier?
Harald Meier worked as a typesetter at a local newspaper when he first met his future wife, Birgit Meier. They started to date each other and had a daughter shortly after. Eventually, they got married due to societal pressure. However, Harald wanted more from his life which resulted in him being a negligent husband and father.
He opened up a media-solutions compared in 1978 and was very successful in his endeavor. However, his marital life was hanging on a thread as his marriage to Birgit was not the kind he desired.
By the mid-1980s, Meier left his wife to fend herself and their daughter off. Birgit turned to alcohol for the solution. Before her disappearance, Birgit made a big claim of having evidence against her husband, which could take him and his business down. On the day she went missing, Birgit and Harald were supposed to discuss their divorce alimony. Although there was a motive, Harald Meier had never been found guilty.
In the investigation, it was found that there was no malice between the two parties. Harald continued to aid in Birgit’s search and helped her family through the difficult times.
Harald Meier is still alive. However, with all the speculation and trauma, he had decided to live his life away from the spotlight.
The Release of Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier
Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier got released on Netflix on November 26, 2021, in German, with the option of subtitle in the language of the viewer’s preference.
According to the premise of the docuseries, the story follows one of Germany’s startling disappearance cases that shook the nation to its core. Birgit Meier, a talented photographer, an alcoholic, a devoted mother, and an estranged wife, disappeared suddenly in 1989 without any trace. The police were quite unsuccessful in following up the clues. However, her brother, Wolfgang Sielaff, is quite adamant about solving her case and finding the truth.
The Cast of Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier
Wolfgang Sielaff, Yasmine, and Harald Meier are the principal narrators of the four-episode docuseries. Frederic Heidorn plays the role of Kurt-Werner Wichmann, a German serial killer in the reenactment scenes.
Nicolas Steiner is the writer and director of the series. Regina Bouchehri, Gunnar Dedio, and Valarie Fidler were the executive producers of the series for Netflix.
Where to Watch Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier?
Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier is a Netflix original documentary television series by Regina Bouchehri, Gunnar Dedio, and Valarie Fidler. The first season had four episodes. All the episodes of the Birgit Meier documentary series are available to stream on Netflix from November 26, 2021.