In early April, Netflix released a new interview with Tiger King’s Joe Exotic from prison, which only increased fans’ hopes to see more of the true-crime show, centered on an outlandish zookeeper, Exotic, who was convicted of attempting to hire an assassin to take out his rival, Carole Baskin (along with multiple wildlife abuse charges, including killing five tigers).
Then, of course, Exotic’s other rival, Jeff Lowe, announced on Cameo that Netflix would release one more episode of this truly wild ride. But without a statement from Netflix to back up his claim, there was no way to know for sure.
Until now, that is. On April 9, Netflix announced that an after-show of sorts called The Tiger King and I, hosted by Joel McHale, is coming on April 12. It will feature new interviews with the series’s supporting players, including John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff Lowe. Hopefully, there will be even more of that Joe Exotic prison interview, as well.
“It’s eye-opening and, hopefully, funny,” McHale promises. Unfortunately, Baskin will not be a part of the eighth installment. “We have not been approached about a new episode and would not participate if asked,” a representative for Baskin told Entertainment Weekly in a statement. It also seems Doc Antle and his wives have been left out.
For more on Baskin and the mysterious disappearance of her former husband, you’ll just have to wait for the Investigation Discovery (ID) series, Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic. “Love her or hate her, Carole is now in the center ring of the big-cat circus,” the network said in a statement, per EW. “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? 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.”
With a mini-series also on the way, starring Kate McKinnon as Baskin, it looks like we’ll be getting a lot more Tiger King content for a very long time.