Trailer for HBO’s fascinating Texas Renaissance Festival documentary series REN FAIRE

HBO has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary series Ren Faire, which dives into the world of the Texas Renaissance Festival. I just started watching this series and it’s fascinating!

The documentary focuses on 86-year-old George Coulam, known to his employees as King George. For half a century he has “reigned with an iron fist over the Texas Renaissance Festival, the largest such festival in the world.

“He has the power, as he was elected mayor of the city he incorporated. He has the glory, as the undisputed employer and self-proclaimed ruler of thousands. He has vast wealth, as the majority shareholder of the festival located in Todd Mission.

“Now he is ready to give up everything and spend the last years of his life looking for a romantic partner. But before he retires, George will finally choose which of his longtime employees will take his crown.”

So it seems like a unique, crazy and interesting narrative for this documentary!

Blending documentary truth with fantasy, the three-part docu-fantasy invites you behind the scenes of the famed Texas festival to reveal a tense and comedic succession drama.

“Featuring self-styled Shakespearean characters, the series depicts an epic power struggle between an actor, a former elephant tamer and a corn boss, all vying to reclaim George’s throne.

“As King George’s idiosyncrasies increase, the series’ tension over who will be chosen rises to ever more operatic levels, against a backdrop where the employees imagine themselves in a real-life Game of Thrones.

Ha ha. It sounds super crazy, fun and wacky and of course, something that could only happen in Texas. My local ren faire has never been so crazy.

Ren Faire is now available to watch on Max!

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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