Pepsi Docuseries 'The Jet' Coming to Apple TV+

Apple has signed a deal for "The Jet," a docuseries that tells the true story of the 1990s Pepsi campaign that advertised a Harrier jet in exchange for Pepsi points, reports Deadline.

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"The Jet" was created by James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, a duo who also created the "McMillion$" documentary for HBO that told the story of the McDonald's Monopoly promotion scam.

The docuseries will tell the story behind Pepsi's "Drink Pepsi, Get Stuff" campaign that saw Pepsi depicting a fighter jet in one of its commercials, offering it up for seven million Pepsi points. Someone gathered those points, leading to a lawsuit where Pepsi claimed that the jet offer was meant to be a joke.

The show is described as a nostalgic deep dive into 1990s pop culture and the events that transpired when someone took the Pepsi commercial too literally.

Top Rated Comments

tobefirst Avatar
7 months ago
Loved McMillion$ and will definitely be looking for this.
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lord patton Avatar
7 months ago
Where’s my elephant!
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JetLaw Avatar
7 months ago
Cool. I teach this case in my business law course. It will be great to have a modern retelling of it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
7 months ago
No thanks I prefer Coke.
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biziclop Avatar
7 months ago
Soon, Apple will also sell sugared water instead of changing the world.
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TheSuperE Avatar
7 months ago
I remember this and now I want to see this documentary. I love finding out how this stuff went down.
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