But now, memes aren’t the only thing King has salvaged from the Fyre fire: reality TV deals are now on the table for the event producer.
“I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks,” King told Vanity Fair. “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 cliffhangers, and you’ll get to follow me around and see how I pull them off.”
In addition to a TV show, could King also be the actual new face of Evian? He told Vanity Fair that three different water companies have also reached out about working with him, but he wouldn’t name names. “I can’t talk about it too much,” he said, “but they’re essentially, like, ‘Listen, we’re working on a new ad campaign...’”
While King mentioned that he won’t really do anything to maintain his 15 minutes of fame — he has no plans for launching a handbag or makeup line — he does plan to “have a little fun” with it.
“I think I’m being given a platform that a lot of people, at age 58 especially, don’t get the opportunity to have,” he told the magazine. “And I’m kind of excited about it.”
King, however, might be the only one excited about it. Twitter is torn over whether Evian guy actually deserves a show of his own.
While others are seemingly here for a spin-off.