Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer attends the ‘Free Fire’ Closing Night Gala screening during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 16, 2016 in London, England. Credit: Getty Images

Armie Hammer and his family are set to become the subject of a new true crime series, examining a slew of different scandals over five generations. According to Varietythe docuseries is titled “House of Hammer” with the upcoming special using “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.”

For the uninitiated of the actor’s sordid fantasies, we’ll keep it short. In February 2021, leaked DMs from gossip Instagram account @deuxmoi saw the actor accused of BDSM, sexual assault and erm, cannibalism.  He was later accused of rape by the woman who leaked the messages from the verified social media account, House of Effie, and subsequently became a suspect in an LAPD investigation.

Hammer has denied all allegations made against him. His lawyer Andrew Brettler at the time, denied the rape allegation via a statement made to PeopleBrettler claims the actor’s relationship with Effie was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.”

Naturally, the scandal opened an uncovered wormhole of other scandals from the Hammer family which were revealed in an exposé from Vanity Fair just months later. It all started with Hammer’s great-great-grandfather who was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 1919. Read all the explosive allegations here.

It’s a lot to unpack with ID and Discovery+ seemingly up for the challenge. “House of Hammer” – which does not have a release date yet – will be joined by a huge roster of true crime documentaries including “Menendez Brothers: Misjudged?,” “Who Killed Biggie and Tupac?” (working title) and “Gabby Petito: An ID Murder Mystery”.

Stay tuned for further updates.