A new docuseries will see Casey Hammer, granddaughter of Armand Hammer and aunt of actor Armie Hammer, provide a first-hand account of scandals and secrets in the family’s history, including its latest chapter.
Talos Films announced Wednesday (April 28) it had signed an exclusive deal with Hammer to produce the limited series. The series plans to offer access into Hammer’s personal archives, as well as new revelations through her account of her family’s rise and fall.
Hammer has covered such revelations about her family before in her memoir Surviving My Birthright. Her grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a billionaire, industrialist, art collector and philanthropist. Hammer said she hopes this new series will empower other survivors to speak up and know that they’re heard.
“The Hammer family history is like Succession on steroids. A dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild,”said Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs, Talos Films co-founders in a joint statement.
“Now, for the first time, Casey Hammer will tell not just her story, but the definitive family history, leaving no stone unturned.”
The Hammer family story includes a global business empire that has had regular access to Hollywood stars, top politicians, businessmen and royalty. Talos Film says their story includes this empire being allegedly founded on Soviet espionage, money laundering, routine bribery and deals with dictators.
Talos’ announcement follows sexual assault allegations against actor Armie Hammer, Casey’s nephew, that emerged earlier this year.
Following those allegations Hammer exited upcoming projects such as the film Shotgun Wedding, and the Paramount+ series The Offer, and was dropped by his agency, WME.
Talos Films’ other recent productions include Queen of Meth and Clipped on Discovery+. The full-service production company develops and produces unscripted and scripted content for global networks, platforms and distributors.