California, Los Angeles: A sequel to “Tiger King,” the documentary series that attracted millions around the world in the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak, will be released this year, according to Netflix.
The first season featured “Joe Exotic,” a mullet-wearing private zookeeper who oversaw a menagerie of enormous cats, quirky workers, and bizarre lovers before ending up in prison for attempted murder.
It was watched by 64 million people in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere.
Exotic appears to be dialling in from prison in the teaser for “Tiger King 2,” where he is serving a 22-year term.
According to Fox Business, Carole Baskin, the animal rights activist who Exotic attempted to assassinate, appears in the teaser, but she declined to participate because of her “false portrayal” in the first season.
Exotic’s conflict with Baskin, who had accused the flashy businessman of abusing the animals in his park for years, was the basis of the original “Tiger King.”
It also included a slew of unsubstantiated claims that Baskin had fed her husband to the tigers at their sanctuary. Baskin denies any involvement in her husband’s disappearance.
“Who murdered Don Lewis?” asks a billboard in the trailer for the sequel series. and is offering a $100,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of Baskin’s spouse.
In May, US police raided Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe’s former animal park, Joe Exotic, and seized 68 lions, tigers, and lion-tiger hybrids.
The present owners, according to Justice Department investigators, had routinely disregarded animal care laws and had disobeyed an order to hire a competent veterinarian.
Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin return for “Tiger King 2,” which Netflix described as “the continuation of a cultural phenomenon.”
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