It's been almost exactly a year since the "luxury" music festival Fyre Festival was "totally postponed" (read: canceled forever) after the ticket holders were stranded in the Bahamas with only a few stores and a few Really sad cheese sandwiches. Now, Hulu picked up a multi-part documentary about the debacle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fyre Festival was launched by Fyre Media, a startup of Ja Rule and a 20-something entrepreneur named Billy McFarland. The event was a complete disaster that was mismanaged from the beginning and announced mainly by Instagram influencers. According to reports, Kendall Jenner received a payment of $ 250,000 for an Instagram post about the event, which she deleted as soon as they all realized that it was a scam.
The currently undocumented docuseries, developed by the Mic, Billboard and Cinemart cinemas, reportedly feature interviews with employees, local Bahamians, vendors and festival attendees, as well as "leaked documents, emails and recordings." The series will try to explain what happened from the beginning of the festival until its cancellation, as well as the subsequent legal repercussions.
A few months after the festival was canceled, McFarland was arrested and charged with electronic fraud by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which alleged that it had altered the ownership statements of shares and confused Fyre's investors. Festival. Last month, McFarland pleaded guilty to two counts of electronic fraud and accepted a plea agreement that would reduce his 20-year sentence to eight to 10 years plus a maximum fine of $ 300,000, reports Bloomberg. His sentence is scheduled for June 21.
The rapid implosion of Fyre Fest was received with joy by almost everyone who had not spent thousands of dollars on a ticket. An imprecise and overly complimentary tone called Fyre Fest "the cultural experience of the decade" that was also "hard to put into words". The influencers who were supposed to attend the event were called Fyre Starters, and they were supposed to be part of the Fyre Tribe. If the event had unleashed smoothly, it probably would still have been ridiculous enough to laugh, but its complete failure was an even more compelling story.
I'm still at the fyre festival, you, Sunshine Jarboly (@SunshineJarboly) April 11, 2018
The docuseries will premiere on Hulu in 2019.