House of Hammer | Official Trailer | discovery+

The trailer then cuts to his aunt, Casey Hammer: “When all of this came out about Armie, I was not shocked. You just don’t wake up and become this dark controller, abuser. This behavior is deep-rooted.” Casey has previously spoken to Vanity Fair for its 2021 exposé on Hammer and his family, which she compares to the dysfunctional clan at the heart of HBO’s Succession: “Magnify Succession a million times, and it was my family.” In a 2015 memoir, Casey accused Armie’s grandfather Julian of sexual abuse. At one point in the 1950s, the family was connected to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union.


Discovery+ first announced House of Hammer last summer, and the docuseries will begin streaming next month on Sept. 2. Hammer has previously denied that any aspects of his sexual relationships were nonconsensual, and he unilaterally denied the rape allegation.

In a statement, Jason Sarlanis, president of Warner Bros.’ crime and investigative content overseeing House of Hammer, says the allegations brought against Hammer in recent years “are just the tip of the iceberg” regarding what he plans to share on the disgraced actor. “This documentary provides an important platform for the incredibly courageous women who came forward to share their stories, and we hope their courage inspires others to continue meaningful conversations around abuse in our society.”