Netflix’s Fyre documentary certainly has catapulted the festival back into mainstream conversation. The investigative film graphically details the rise of Billy MacFarland and Ja Rule’s “luxurious island festival” and its colossal meltdown due to some more-than-shady business dealings by MacFarland. In fact, “shady” is putting it lightly as the serial fraudster is now serving out a six-year prison and being sued for upwards of $100 million.
One of the most despicably hair-raising moments of the film occurred when one of MacFarland’s promoters, Andy King, was asked to do the unthinkable. King, who is openly gay, was told to trade sexual favors to save the festival. Horrified, he still obliged.
King has since become a viral sensation following his now-infamous “take one for the team” anecdote. Now it looks as though King’s loyalty (and his honesty on-screen) is being rewarded in the form of a television show.
Speaking with Vanity Fair recently, the 58-year-old revealed that the world of television is calling his name. “I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” he said, before outlining just what kind of show he’d like to pursue.
“You’re too young to remember this, but in the old world of TV it was The Carol Burnett Show and these fun, light-hearted shows that weren’t all crime-related,” King told his interviewer. “You see the attractiveness of HGTV today. People love Flip or Flop or Fixer Upper. Let’s just say it’s going to be a show about hosting crazy events – what it takes to make them happen.”
A reality television show is certainly a happy ending (no pun intended) for King, given how badly viewers felt for the event promoter in all of the fallout.
“I think I’m being given a platform that a lot of people, at age 58 especially, don’t get the opportunity to have,” King said. “And I’m kind of excited about it.”