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At least in terms of schadenfreude, the fallout from 2017's Fyre Festival debacle has been far more entertaining than any music festival could ever hope to be. Not only were a bunch of rich kids conned out of the Blink-182 and Migos-backed Caribbean bacchanal they were promised, but co-founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland were hit with multiple lawsuits from vendors and attendees who realized they had been scammed after the festival turned out to be a disaster. Plus, McFarland eventually pled guilty to fraud and he’s now facing 10 years in prison.


Recognizing that this has all been a lot of fun for those of us who weren’t there, Cinemart, Billboard, and Mic announced last year that they’re developing a documentary series about the Fyre Festival, and now Billboard says that the yet-untitled series has been picked up by Hulu. The “multi-part” show will air at some point in 2019, and it will serve as a “cautionary tale for the millennial generation about the corruptive power of ambition, social media and instant gratification in the digital age.”

Most of all, though, it’ll be a show about a rich guy who gets punished for scamming people, which is a nice change of pace these days.

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