Hulu is set to premiere a new multi-part docuseries chronicling last year’s notorious Fyre Festival. Organized by entrepreneur Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, the Bahamas-based event became the subject of seven fraud and negligence class action lawsuits following customer complaints of unfinished campsites, airlines issues and headline acts pulling out.
The untitled series will be developed in partnership with Mic, Billboard, and Cinemart, exploring ongoing investigations into the failed event and who is to blame. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the program will contain never-before-seen footage, leaked documents and e-mails, interviews with locals Bahamians as well as discussions with festival-goers who paid for the “luxury” event.
Early promotion of the festival enlisted the help of influencers Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid who were reportedly paid to advertise the event via Instagram. Since initial investigations, McFarland and Ja Rule have faced lawsuits totaling more than $100 million.
The former has also been arrested and indicted for wire fraud, eventually pleading guilty to purposefully misleading detectives. He now faces up to 40 years in prison.
The Hulu Fyre Festival docuseries is slated to be released in 2019.
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