Netflix has unveiled the new trailer for “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened”.
The upcoming documentary, which is set to launch globally on the streaming site on Friday, Jan. 18, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unravelling of the Fyre music festival.
A synopsis points out that the festival “was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities.” They add that, “Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.”
The festival was co-founded by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland. The doc has been produced by Danny Gabai at Vice Studios along with Chris Smith, Library Films and Mick Purzycki at Jerry Media.
Director Chris Smith told Entertainment Weekly: “It [started as] an exploration into the story and then it just kept unfolding in a million different directions. At that point, there was no turning back.”
He added, “Fyre really played into this idea of perception versus reality. They created this amazing facade in their marketing materials, but in the same way that social media is often used to show the best parts of our lives, what was beneath the surface was something entirely different that had very dramatic real-world consequences.”