Hulu is turning the disastrous Fyre Festival into a docuseries. Soon everyone can watch how all everything surrounding this “luxurious” music festival fell apart. The story will be available for streaming in 2019. It will focus on what went wrong and who’s to blame.
The series is still untitled, but it is said to feature interviews with “inside sources that range from local Bahamians, stranded festival goers, vendors, and investors. It will also include never before seen footage.
Not that locals in Exuma need a docuseries to know what went on. They were given a front show seat to the fallout. Festivalgoers shelled out thousands for fallout only to arrive and find disaster relief tents, soaking mattresses, poor food, and none of the promised music acts like Major Lazer or Blink 182.
The Fyre Festival was the brainchild of “entrepreneur” Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. McFarland has since had to face multiple multi-million dollar lawsuits from festivalgoer’s and recently pleaded guilty to misleading investors and wire fraud. He currently faces up to 10 years and will be sentenced on June 21st.
Although much of what the docuseries will cover is already known it will be interesting to get a fresh take on it now that it has been over a year since the disaster. Hopefully, the series will focus on the impact this failed event had on Exuma, one group that has often been left out of the conversation about this festival.
Guess we’ll have to tune in next year.