Netflix's The Tiger King is pretty much the only thing that's keeping us going right now. As well as being fascinated by Joe Exotic and his husbands, we're also deeply invested in what happened to Carole Baskin's first husband, and what 'Doc' Antle has to say about those cult accusations.
Which is why we were so delighted to hear about the potential for a second series. The Tiger King's co-director recently revealed that they had a lot of material left from the seven years they spent exploring the story, and, as it's still unfolding, there's definitely potential for a follow up.
"I mean, yes, we have a crazy amount of footage and it's a story that's still unfolding," co-director Rebecca Chaiklin told Entertainment Weekly. "We're not sure yet, but there could be a follow-up on this story because there's a lot that's still unfolding in it, and it'll be just as dramatic and just as colourful as what has unfolded these past few years."
Wow that sounds so exciting. We are SO keen for more murder, mayhem and madness. The potential for a second documentary series comes as TV Line revealed a dramatised version of The Tiger King was potentially in the works, as a mini-series.
Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon is apparently going to play Carole, as well as executive produce the adaptation with Universal Content Productions. Considering how wild Carole's own story is, we could definitely see a crime drama focussed on her background.
The Big Cat Rescue owner recently spoke out to slam the Netflix documentary, for being "salacious and sensational".
She wrote on her blog: "When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld) that would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting exploitation and the awful life the cats lead in roadside zoos and back yards if they survive.
"There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the docuseries not only does not do any of that, but has had the sole goal of being."
She probably wouldn't be on board with a second series or dramatic adaptation, then.
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