Amazon Prime Video has announced that the Curse of the Chippendales will launch later this year on Prime Video in the UK.
The new four-part series from the multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning team at Lightbox, tells a true crime story, rooted in a decade with its own quintessential style and all fuelled by one thing: greed.
The Chippendales achieved a coveted and rare goal: becoming an iconic, household name around the world. Their trademark style of barely-there costumes briefly sported by perfectly-chiseled men would be forever recognised, often emulated, and famously parodied. Their brand became a multi-million-dollar global venture, successful beyond their wildest dreams. But of three unlikely dreamers who were there at the beginning, only one would make it out alive.
With exclusive access to a cast of characters including Michael Rapp, original line-up dancers, Bruce Nahin and the club’s ever-busy lawyer and key investigators, Curse of the Chippendales tells the story of how a new kind of dance troupe took the LA nightclub scene by storm and ended up with international fame and untold wealth, along with bizarre murder plots and multiple deaths entwined in their legacy. Driven by extensive video and photo archive, including never-before-seen footage and a nostalgia-filled soundtrack, viewers will be directly transported back to the 1980s.
Curse of the Chippendales begins as a celebration of a cultural phenomenon but quickly reveals a jaw dropping true crime story, as high octane and over the top as the show itself.