AceShowbiz - The disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival is to be the subject of a new docu-series. A new series chronicling the disaster has been snapped up by directors at streaming service Hulu.
The behind-the-scenes series will feature in-depth interviews and hours of never-before-seen footage, leaked documents, emails and recordings, according to Billboard. A press release reads, "It's a cautionary tale for the millennial generation about the corruptive power of ambition... and instant gratification in the digital age."
The Bahamas event, developed by disgraced 25-year-old entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, promised attendees luxury accommodation, and high-end events with top acts, but the organisers failed to deliver and when fun-lovers arrived nothing was ready and every major musical performer, including punk trio Blink-182, Tyga, and Desiigner, had withdrawn as it became clear Fyre had been falsely advertised.
Lawsuits totalling over $100 million in damages were filed against McFarland and Ja Rule, and last summer (2017) McFarland was indicted for wire fraud.
Meanwhile, McFarland was ordered to repay the $26 million he admitted to stealing from investors last month. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and is facing eight to 10 years in prison when sentencing begins on June 21.