Discovery+ and Talos Films have struck a multi-year, multi-project agreement to produce true crime content for the streaming service.
Among the projects included in the deal are House of Hammer (pictured), a previously-announced docuseries focusing on the various scandals surrounding the Hammer family and Tough Love Inc., which examines America’s “troubled teen industry” of wilderness camps, gay “conversion” programs and behavior modification facilities. The pact between Discovery+ and Talos follows the success of the crime series Queen of Meth earlier this year.
“We’re excited to expand our successful partnership with the incredible storytellers at Talos Films on several new projects,” Jason Sarlanis, Discovery’s president, crime and investigative content, linear and streaming, said in a release. “These series are contemporary and urgent, with cases unfolding in real time. From the corruption and scandals within the Hammer dynasty to the critical need to shut down so-called behavioral health centers at the heart of the troubled teen industry, we’re proud to work with the talented team at Talos to bring these stories to our passionate true crime audience.”
Added Talos co-presidents Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs: “Talos Films is thrilled to expand on our long-standing relationship with Discovery. The upcoming documentaries are eye-opening accounts of some of the most topical stories of today. These projects are built upon unprecedented access to key insiders who reveal, first hand, never told before stories.”