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Netflix’s Fyre Festival Documentary Star Is Getting His Own TV Show

Netflix’s Fyre Festival Documentary Star Is Getting His Own TV Show

Event producer Andy King, the unsung hero of the Fyre Festival documentary on Netflix, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, says he has had multiple offers to host his own TV show.

That’s because, other than the Fyre Festival caterer, King was probably the most sympathetic character in the documentary.

The length he was willing to go to the try and save the Festival was initially something that he did NOT want in the film, telling Vanity Fair

“As you could see in the documentary, I hesitated when he asked me,” explained King, a respected event producer who is more accustomed to working behind-the-scenes. “Then, maybe out of my own naïveté, I said to [filmmaker Chris Smith], ‘Well, I know you’re not going to use this. But I’ll tell you the story…’ Then I went on my way, and I thought nothing of it.”

But later, when King told colleagues about sharing the water story on-camera, they immediately reacted with alarm.

“They said, ‘Andy, you call Chris right now, and tell them they need to pull that piece. That cannot be in there,’” King told Vanity Fair on Friday. “So I called Chris, but he said, ‘Andy, you’re going to have to trust me on this one. … We need it, and your delivery is phenomenal.”

“But you know what,” King continued, in his now-recognizable deadpan, “It was. It was just me telling a story and being very calm, and it wasn’t sensationalized. It was what happened.”

And now, King says he’s received numerous business offers…

He’s already heard from three different water companies, hoping to align themselves with the man willing to go to any length to get his hands on water. “I can’t talk about it too much,” King said coyly, “but they’re essentially, like, ‘Listen, we’re working on a new ad campaign…’”

And that’s not all. “I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” King said, before providing a few clues about his vision for a series. “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 explained, hopeful that networks are opening back up to this kind of upbeat fare. “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. There will be cliff-hangers, and you’ll get to follow me around and see how I pull them off.”