You can learn all about the upcoming projects below.
Kate McKinnon's Joe Exotic: Tiger King Podcast Adaptation
Title: The spin-off series doesn't have a name yet, but is presumedly titled Joe Exotic.
Release Date: So far, there isn't a confirmed release date.
Director: The director is still unknown, but Kate McKinnon is expected to executive produce the series, to be developed at Universal Content Production.
Cast: Being the fame-hungry human he is, Joe Exotic has announced who he thinks should play him in a future film or TV adaptation — Brad Pitt or David Spade. Per The Guardian's coverage, Exotic informed one of the Netflix series directors, Rebecca Chaiklin, that should he be forced to choose, his preference would be Spade.
As reported by TV Line in the fall, McKinnon will be playing the role of Carole Baskin, the Big Cats Rescue CEO, and Joe Exotic's arch-nemesis. There's still no word on who's going to be portraying Exotic.
Plot: The series will be an adaptation of the Joe Exotic: Tiger King podcast, following the feud between Baskin and Exotic.
Editor’s Notes: The upcoming limited series will be developed by Universal Content Production, the same production house behind Homecoming and Dirty John. Similar to Dirty John, the series will be an adaption of a Wondery podcast — Joe Exotic: Tiger King.
Not much is known about the cast, but comedian Kate McKinnon will be portraying Carole Baskin, the CEO of Big Cats Rescue who learns about Exotic's big cats breeding. McKinnon is also set to executive produce the series.
ID's Sequel on the Disappearance of Carole Baskin's Husband
Title: Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic
Network: Investigation Discovery (ID)
Release Date: The series is expected to release later in 2020.
Director: A director has yet to be announced, but we do know that Theresa McKeown and Colin Whelan will serve as executive producers.
Plot: The show will center around the investigation of Carole Baskin's missing (first) husband, of whom many believe — including Joe Exotic — she killed.
Editor’s Notes: The Tiger King sequel from crime and justice network Investigation Discovery (ID) will focus on the disappearance of Carole Baskin's ex-husband, Don Lewis, who went missing 21 years ago.
“Love her or hate her, Carole is now in the center ring of the big cat circus,” a press release for the series reads. “Is she a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin’s master plan finally take effect?
In Tiger King, Joe Exotic vehemently insisted Baskin is responsible for the disappearance of Lewis. He even went so far as to suggest she fed him to the tigers.
“Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes? No one seems to be talking – except for one man – and that man is the center of ID’s upcoming investigative series,” the statement concludes.
“Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s Tiger King, but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more," added Henry Schleiff, Group President ID. "ID is the perfect place to find the inevitable sequel to this drama – featuring a missing husband, a hit man, and the illegal business of exotic animals. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand be answered.”
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