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Jake Brennan Productions of Disgraceland announced a new spin-off series with Amazon Music called Badlands. The first season, Hollywoodland, will explore famous deaths like Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee. All ten episodes will premiere on May 5th.
Badlands will chronicle sensational stories from the worlds of celebrity, sports, and beyond. It is the first original podcast franchise debut for Amazon Music from Jake Brennan Productions.
The first season, Hollywoodland, premiering on Amazon Music on May 5th, will detail stories of some of Hollywood’s most legendary stars in a blend of hardcore history, true crime, and transgressive fiction. Hollywoodland’s debut episode will center around Marilyn Monroe, exploring her unsound death and asking the question, who really killed Marilyn Monroe? Hollywoodland will also include the stories of stars like River Phoenix, Bruce Lee, Dennis Hopper, Fatty Arbuckle, John Holmes, and more.
“Disgraceland has allowed me to dig deep into the most insane stories in music history, but the unhinged history of notorious figures in the spotlight goes way beyond musicians,” said host and creator, Jake Brennan. “Partnering with Amazon Music on Badlands means more stories about the thrilling lives and dirty deeds of significant figures from Hollywood, sports, and beyond. Ever since starting Disgraceland, this has been something my listeners have asked for; edge-of-your-seat storytelling about figures from beyond the world of music. I’m stoked to be able to deliver.”
Some other cases HOLLYWOODLAND will explore include:
- River Phoenix, May 19th
- Fatty Arbuckle, May 26th
- John Holmes, June 2nd
- Bruce Lee, June 9th
- George Reeves, June 16th
- Dennis Hopper, June 23rd
- Natalie Wood, June 30th
- Lana Turner, July 7th