Andy King, event producer and star of the now-infamous anecdote he told about doing whatever it takes to save the failed Fyre Festival in Netflix’s Fyre documentary, may be returning to the screen.
According to Vanity Fair, he’s been presented with offers from three different water companies after sharing his wild story from the disastrous festival — “I can’t talk about it too much, but they’re essentially, like, ‘Listen, we’re working on a new ad campaign'” — and three TV networks.
“I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” King said. “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. 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.”
In Fyre, King recounted festival founder Billy McFarland’s absurd request that he offer sexual favors to save the festival’s entire water supply from Evian, which Bahamian customs had detained while waiting to be paid $175,000 in fees.
“You’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down [to customs]. Will you suck dick to fix this water problem?” McFarland had said, according to King’s story. King was apparently “fully prepared to suck dick,” though he fortunately didn’t have to resort to that. But his deadpan account — and his willingness to “drive across the island to take one for the team” — made him somewhat Internet famous upon the film’s release.
“You’re not going to see me launching a handbag line or makeup,” the meme-worthy King promised of the opportunities that have come. “I think I’m being given a platform that a lot of people, at age 58 especially, don’t get the opportunity to have. And I’m kind of excited about it.”