Fyre Festival to Be Explored in New Doc Series
Published Apr 16, 2018It's hard to believe, but we're almost an entire calendar year removed from the disastrous Fyre Festival, the Bahamas-based luxury event that was anything but. In fact, the whole debacle led to an FBI investigation and the jailing of its founder.
Now, the organizational shitshow that shocked the entertainment world will be explored even further with a new documentary series, as The Hollywood Reporter notes. The untitled production, currently in development by Billboard, Mic and the Cinemart, will see release on Hulu. The series is currently slated for a 2019 release.
The doc will examine what happened behind the scenes that lead to disaster, featuring interviews with local Bahamians, stranded festivalgoers, vendors and investors. The series will also feature never-before-seen footage, leaked documents, emails and recordings.
Founded by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, Fyre Festival promised "a cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food," with ticket prices in the thousands. The event promptly went viral after hundreds of attendees were left stranded in the Bahamas without sufficient shelter, food or electricity.
Jenner Furst will direct and executive produce, with Julia Nason and Michael Gasparro executive producing for the Cinemart. John Amato and Dana Miller will executive produce for Billboard, while Angela Freedman and Sharmi Ghandiwill executive produce for Mic.