Apple TV+ brings huge Hollywood scam to the screen


A still from Apple TV+ miniseries
Journalist Scott Johnson investigates the "Con Queen" for The Hollywood Reporter.
Photo: Apple TV+

An upcoming three-part Apple TV+ documentary series entitled Hollywood Con Queen explores the story of an international con artist impersonating some of Hollywood’s most powerful women. The streaming service provided a “first look” image, above, plus details about the miniseries Monday.

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith created the three-part series. It’s based on investigative journalism by Scott Johnson in The Hollywood Reporter. You can watch Hollywood Con Queen on Apple TV+ starting May 8.

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Hollywood Con Queen documentary series airs on Apple TV+ May 8

Apple TV+ called the new documentary series from Smith (Tiger King, Fyre, 100 Foot Wave) “incredible” and “riveting.” As such, the story it tells comes from work by investigative journalist Scott Johnson. He writes for The Hollywood Reporter and published a book through Harper Collins entitled, The Con Queen of Hollywood: The Hunt for an Evil Genius.

Here’s how Apple TV+ describes the documentary series:

A mysterious figure dubbed the ‘Con Queen’ impersonates the industry’s most powerful women, luring unsuspecting victims to Indonesia with the promise of a life-changing career opportunity. The Con Queen’s marks exhaust their personal finances in pursuit of a big break, while being exploited in a perverse psychological game spanning the globe.

The scam eventually draws the attention of veteran investigative journalist of The Hollywood Reporter, and dedicated private investigator Nicole Kotsianas, formerly of K2 Integrity, who set out to find the truth, only to discover a story more strange than they could have imagined.

Library Films produced Hollywood Con Queen for Apple TV+. Smith serves as director and executive producer alongside executive producer Ben Anderson. Johnson is a consulting producer.

Watch documentaries on Apple TV+

So does that sound tempting? You can see Hollywood Con Queen on Apple TV+ starting May 8. It joins numerous other documentary films and shows on Apple TV+.

The service is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 471 wins and 2,090 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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Source: Apple TV+


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