King Con

Program Overview

2 x 60 min


Perpetual Entertainment


Channel 7 (Australia) and Paramount+ (UK)

International Sales

From the US and Canada, to London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, King Con: The Life and Crimes of Hamish McLaren reveals the unbelievable true story of the ruthless Australian who conned his lovers of $70-plus million—and how they eventually turned the tide to catch him.

Featuring exclusive tell-all interviews with those who knew him best—and a play-by-play account from the rookie detective who helped bring Hamish down—this premium two-part series chronicles how a charismatic surfer-dude-turned-swindler wined and dined his victims to gain their trust—only to drain their bank accounts and leave a world of heartache and financial chaos in his wake.