A year ago Saturday, Netflix launched the series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” a fascinating character study filled with big cats, drugs, sex cults and some very questionable motives. Released at the beginning of an unprecedented quarantine lockdown, the seven-part documentary series quickly became one of the most talked-about shows in the world. Within the first month, the pop culture phenomenon was sampled by 64 million households worldwide.
As a result of the show’s success, there are many spinoff projects in the works. Investigation Discovery is developing a series titled “Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic,” which will serve as a direct sequel to “Tiger King” and investigate the disappearance of Carole Baskin’s husband. Kate McKinnon will star as Baskin in an upcoming limited series currently titled “Joe Exotic,” which received a multi-platform series order at NBCUniversal Television. Back in May, Variety exclusively reported that Nicolas Cage is set to star in an eight-episode scripted series centered on Joe Exotic. Amazon Studios will produce the project along with CBS Television Studios and Imagine Television.
The complete article was published by Variety on March 20, 2021.