Warning: This post definitely contains spoilers for Netflix’s documentary series, Tiger King.
We’re four months into 2020 and little did we know we’d be spending our days in isolation watching big cats and a self-described “gay, gun-toting cowboy with a mullet” called Joe Exotic. But here we are.
Yep, Netflix’s wild new docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness has consumed the minds of people all over the world. And we’re certainly not mad about it.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, the seven-part docuseries delves into the truly bizarre world of big cat ownership in the United States.
The baffling documentary series, which is based on a true story, follows Joseph Maldonado-Passage a.k.a Joe Exotic, who runs an exotic animal zoo called the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. He also happens to have a vendetta against a woman named Carole Baskin, who he claims allegedly fed her ex-husband to her tigers.
Oh, and there’s also a cult-like leader, heavy drug use, an ex-drug lord, countless big cats and exploitation of both animals and humans. Yeah… it’s a lot.
Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness below. Post continues after video.
But now, there’s good news for all those cool cats and kittens out there who have already binged all seven episodes.
Tiger King is being adapted into a TV miniseries by UCP studios and it’s set to feature a star-studded cast.
From the storyline to who’s playing the Tiger King himself, here’s everything we know about the upcoming miniseries.
Thanks to the Netflix docuseries, Joe Exotic has quickly become a household name. But before the Netflix series was released, the eccentric zoo owner was first introduced to the world in season two of Wondery’s podcast, Over My Dead Body.
The new TV miniseries will be based on the podcast and will follow the ongoing feud between Joe, Carole and other members of the big cat community.
Wondery’s Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy will executive produce the series along with Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.
The series may also feature possible new evidence about the disappearance of Carole’s husband, Don Lewis, after the Hillsborough County sheriff recently requested new leads about Lewis’ disappearance on Twitter.