Fyre Festival
Hulu announced that a docu-series looking into the disastrous Fyre Festival from spring 2017 is in development, set for release in 2019. Cred. Jake Strang/AP

Hulu announced that it is developing a new docu-series to look into the events surrounding 2017’s Fyre Festival.

The festival was supposed to take place on a private island in the Bahamas. Would-be festival goers were shocked when they arrived to find horrible conditions on an empty island with no musical guests. The series, set for release in 2019, looks to explore what happened and chronicle the ongoing investigation into the festival.

The yet untitled series will include interviews with people involved with the festival as well as attendees and local Bahamians. It will also include never-before-seen footage, documents, emails, and recordings to give viewers an in-depth exploration of the festival.

The Fyre Festival was developed by Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland and was supposed to offer a high-end luxury festival experience. As the festival got closer though it was obvious that something was off and the musicians set to perform pulled out. McFarland was indicted for wire fraud shortly after as he and Ja Rule were hit with lawsuits totaling upwards of $100 million.

The Cinemart will lead production for Hulu. They recently worked on Jay-z’s Time: The Kalief Browder Story for Spike and is currently working on Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin.

Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst are set to produce and direct. Nason will also serve as executive producer alongside Michael Gasparro.

No other information is known about the production, they are likely gathering materials now for the 2019 release.


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