The dark history of Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee and Dennis Hopper is at the center of a new ten-part podcast series from Disgraceland creator Jake Brennan.
Launch of the creator and host of the podcast Badlands, with the season premiere titled Hollywoodland on May 5.
The show, which will premiere on Amazon Music as part of a deal signed by Brennan and the tech giant, will explore questions such as who really killed Marilyn Monroe and delve into the stories of River Phoenix, Fatty. Arbuckle, George Reeves, Natalie Wood, Lana Turner and John Holmes.
It will be followed later this year by Sportsland, a series devoted to the real-life crime stories behind famous athletes such as Mike Tyson, OJ Simpson and Tonya Harding.
Both shows are produced by Jake Brennan Productions.
“Disgraceland allowed me to delve deeper into the craziest stories in music history, but the messy story of notorious people in the limelight goes far beyond musicians, ”said Jake Brennan. “Partnering with Amazon Music on Badlands means more stories about the exciting lives and dirty deeds of important figures from Hollywood, sports and beyond. From the beginning Disgraceland, this is something my listeners have asked; tell stories from the edge of your seat about characters from beyond the world of music. I am delighted to be able to deliver. “
Listen to the trailer here.