Netflix recently released a trailer for their upcoming limited series thriller called The I-Land. The series follows a group of people who attend a luxury music festival on a tropical island that devolves into chaos. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Based on the trailer it’s clear that the series is inspired the disastrous Fyre Festival that took place on Exuma two years ago. Hundreds of festival-goers were stranded on the island with soaking wet FEMA tents and sad cheese sandwiches. The failed festival resulted in multiple lawsuits from attendees and hundreds of local workers have still been unpaid.
There have so far been two documentaries covering the failed festival, Hulu’s Fyre Fraud and Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Since Fyre Festival went up in flames, co-founder Billy McFarland has been sentenced to jail for fraud charges related to the event.
Netflix’s documentary on the Fyre Festival must have been successful enough to warrant a series based on it. The I-Land features a group of strangers who are trapped on a tropical island, whose memories are wiped clean and have to fight to survive. The series stars Kate Bosworth and Alex Pettyfer and was created by Neil LaBute.
The trailer draws sharp parallels to Fyre Festival’s now-infamous promotional video. The I-Land trailer shows the swimming pigs, model’s frolicking on the white sandy beaches, and the tag line, “once you arrive, you’ll never leave” is splashed in a similar font.
The real Fyre Festival was a horror show in its own way, but now viewers will get to see it play out as a full blow thriller. The new series will air September 12th on Netflix.
Watch the trailer for The I-Land below: