Fyre Festival, the 2017 music festival that promised luxury in the Bahamas but delivered mayhem and viral infamy, is the focus of an upcoming documentary series on Hulu. The program will air in 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will be developed by Billboard, Mic, and The Cinemart.
The untitled series promises "in-depth interviews" with "local Bahamians, stranded festival-goers, vendors and investors" and will reveal "hours of exclusive never-before-seen footage, leaked documents, emails and recordings."
Fyre Festival was founded by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, and was billed as a high-end music experience, with some ticket packages selling for as high as $250,000. Attendees who were promised gourmet cuisine, high-end accommodations, and revelry were instead greeted by bread and cheese, collapsing tents, and curious stray dogs. As the crisis unfolded on social media, artists began to pull out and guests flooded the small airport on Exuma island to return home. Lawsuits followed, and McFarland recently pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection with the festival.