Thank heavens for Netflix: just as autumn draws in and we look forward to evenings spent on the sofa in front of the TV, the streaming giant has announced that a second season of blockbuster hit Tiger King will be dropping soon.
The global phenomenon attracted 64 million households in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere, but there’s some controversy surrounding its return.
‘Tiger King is coming back this year — and season [two] promises just as much mayhem and madness as Season 1! [sic]’ read a Tweet on Netflix’s official Twitter account.
Tiger King is coming back this year — and Season 2 promises just as much mayhem and madness as Season 1! pic.twitter.com/mFBUxtAl6i
— Netflix (@netflix) September 23, 2021
So what do we know about season two so far?
Here's everything you need to know about Tiger King season two, from the cast and release date to its trailer:
When will Tiger King 2 air?
Netflix has yet to announce an exact date, but has said that the series will be coming to screens before the end of the year.
Is there a Tiger King 2 trailer?
No, but Netflix has released a trailer which you can watch on YouTube below:
Who is making Tiger King 2?
Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are returning for the second instalment, as well as executive producers Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens. Good and Chaiklin will also serve as executive producers.
What happened to Tiger King's Joe Exotic?
Season one followed the wild world of cat breeding and the feud between zookeeper Joey Exotic (real name Joe Maldonado-Passage) and big cat conservationist Carole, owner of Big Cat Rescue.
The season ended with Exotic’s arrest and imprisonment for a murder-for-hire plot (of Baskin) and animal abuse.
It’s unclear when in the timeline of events the second season will pick up, but a teaser from Netflix shows clips of Baskin, Jeff Lowe and Exotic phoning in from jail.
It seems Exotic is desperately trying all avenues to get an early release from prison after being sentenced to 22 years in 2020.
What happened to Tiger King's Carole Baskin?
Baskin has been vocal about her disapproval of Tiger King and the way she was portrayed in the first season. Earlier this year, it was revealed she and her husband Howard had refused to have any involvement with the upcoming episodes.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, Baskin said in February: ‘It was just a few weeks ago that Rebecca Chaiklin had reached out asking if we could clear the air.
‘I have been speaking about how we had been so misled into thinking this was going to be the Blackfish for big cats and then it turned out to be the freak show that they produced.
‘So when she said she wanted to clear the air, I felt like, you know, that’s just absolutely ridiculous. It was so obvious that I had been betrayed by them.
‘Why would she ever think that I would be willing to speak to them again? And so I told her to just lose my number.’
Nonetheless, it seems there’s more of the story to tell…
We will continue to update this article when more information comes in.
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