‘The I-Land’ a new horror/sci-fi series headed for Netflix in September dropped a new trailer today and it seems to be taking a swing at the infamous and disastrous Fyre Festival in the process.
The new series from Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man) centers on ten people who wake up on a mysterious island with no memory of how they got there. As they struggle to escape, they’ll soon discover that this island is not what it appears to be.
Alex Pettyfer (I am Number Four), Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Natalie Martinez (Self/Less), and Kyle Schmid (Copper) will star in the series which is set to premiere September 12, 2019.
It’s hard to miss the Fyre Festival connection as the opening moments of the trailer unfold promising luxury, music, and a once in a lifetime experience, but soon the good times fade and mysterious shadowy figures seem to follow the ten wherever they go.
The Fyre Festival was a well-documented fraudulent music festival organized by Billy MacFarland of Fyre Media, Inc. and musician Ja Rule that guaranteed luxury accommodations and gourmet meals to patrons who spent thousands of dollars for tickets. When they arrived, however, they found only FEMA tents and pre-packaged food.
Two documentaries about the experience have been released, one of which was Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.
Parodying the festival’s adverts is certainly a way to catch viewer’s attentions and set them up for what The I-Land has to offer.
Check out that trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!