The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist

Genre: Autumn 22, Crime & Investigation

Duration: 3x 60'

Year of Production: 2022

Production Company: Double Act Productions

Commissioned By: C4, UK / Netflix

Definition: HD

A real gem of a documentary series

This sparkling series lifts the lid on one of the most infamous crime sprees of the internet age. Between October 2008 and August 2009, a wave of burglaries took place in some of the richest suburbs of LA, rocking Hollywood to its core. Dubbed the ‘Bling Ring’ by reporters, the thieves raked in over $3m worth of cash, art, designer goods and jewellery from A-List celebrities including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan. The culprits were eventually revealed to be a group of middle-class suburban teenagers who planned their heists based on paparazzi sites and social media posts which revealed when their famous victims would be away from their homes.

The series follows Nick Prugo and Alexis Neiers, two of the original members of the Bling Ring, as they explain what drew them to commit their crimes, reveal where they are now and how their lives have changed. Further interviews with law enforcement, victims, and other experts combine to tell the definitive story of the first major crime spree of the social media age, cultivated by a culture obsessed with celebrity