This one goes a bit off the beaten path for Horror Freak News, but a series documenting the colossal failure of 2017’s Fyre Festival is sure to fascinate fans of vacations from hell, entitled millennials confronting the harsh realities of life outside the American bubble, and greedy schemers getting their comeuppance.
Deadline has announced that Hulu is producing the docuseries with plans to release it sometime on 2019. All judgments aside, the saga of the failed Caribbean concert/festival probably qualifies as real-life horror and will likely please fans of true-crime explorations like Wild Wild Country and Making a Murderer.
Organized by Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, the Fyre Festival was supposed to be an ultra-luxury concert experience that was plagued from the get-go by myriad problems with security, accommodations and fan and artist relations. It descended into chaos, leaving its attendees furious and spawning numerous lawsuits. Hulu said the docuseries will serve as a cautionary tale for the millennial generation about the corruptive power of ambition, social media and instant gratification in a digital age.
The Cinemart will head production with directors Jenner First and Julia Willoughby Nason and executive producer Michael Gasparro. John Amato and Dana Miller will executive produce for Billboard, with Angela Freedman and Sharmi Ghandi exec producing for Mic.
It’ll be a while before we get a trailer but check out some archival footage of the Fyre Festival disaster below; an interviewee describes the situation as resembling The Hunger Games!