Discovery+ Is Making A True Crime Special On Armie Hammer And His Family

May 18, 2022 / Posted by:

Armie Hammer’s back! Well, not technically. Hollywood continues to pretend they don’t recognize the number on the caller ID when his name pops up. But Hollywood is willing to invoke Armie’s spirit in the name of some juicy true crime content. Even though no one appears to be that desperate to hear from Armie Hammer himself just yet, the good people at Discovery+ believed we all really want to rehash all the sordid details that lead to his career’s abrupt downward spiral. Which would be why they’re working on a series all about Armie Hammer and his messed-up family.

Variety reports that ID and Discovery+ announced several new shows and one is a true crime series called House of Hammer. I wish that was a reality show starring MC Hammer, or a docuseries about a family of regional ham smokers. But of course, it’s a show about Armie Hammer’s family. And the title is fitting, considering that what we already kind of know that it was allegedly a bit of a house of horrors at the Hammer compound. Last year, Vanity Fair published an exposé on Armie’s family, which covers five generations of WTF. Specifically, starting with Armie’s great-great-grandfather who went to prison. And Armie’s great grandfather Armand Hammer, an oil tycoon who allegedly bribed his way into the oil business. There’s also Armie’s grandfather who allegedly murdered a man and had the whole situation disappear, thanks to daddy’s money. All that and tons of allegations of crazy kink-filled sex parties. Variety says that House of Hammer will pretty much illustrate all the details in Vanity Fair’s piece. via Variety:

ID and Discovery+ announced an extensive slate of true crime specials, original series and reboots, including a special about the alleged crimes of Armie Hammer and his family.

“House of Hammer” (working title) will examine different scandals over the course of five generations of Hammer’s family. The special uses “a trove of archive and interviews from survivors and family members” to investigate “a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild.”

All those scandals will likely culminate in a spotlight on Armie, who believes he’s simply a victim of pearl-clutching internet kink-shamers, whereas others – the LAPD, perhaps – might consider the things Armie has been accused of to be more in line with sexual assault, abuse, or just downright YIKES material. It will also be interesting to see if Discovery+ mentions an allegation by one of Armie’s exes, who claimed Armie used to bring up the “dark secrets” of his fucked-up childhood as a manipulation tactic.

Armie will probably not be interviewed for this. But there will probably be at least one Hammer to speak out, and that’s Armie’s aunt Casey Hammer, who made claims of sexual abuse in her 2015 biography Surviving My Birthright. Other than that, interview subjects haven’t really been revealed. I hope that one interview involves the hair clippers that Armie used to give himself a quarantine haircut back in the day. The stories those clippers could tell. Maybe just one story really, and that’s how the clippers should have known something was up when they realized Armie suited that handlebar creeper-look a little too well.

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