Tiger King follow-up series in development at Investigation Discovery
Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has become a social media sensation since its debut on the streaming service and now Investigation Discovery has announced it has begun development on a follow-up series, according to Deadline.
The follow-up series, entitled Investigating The Strange World of Joe Exotic, will explore questions including whether Carole Baskin was a selfless protector of animals or if she planned the disappearance of her husband Don Lewis.
“Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s Tiger King, but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more,” Henry Schleiff, Group President ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said. “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.”
ID says that they have secrets that only Joe Exotic knows and will debut exclusive footage they have not aired prior, including delving into what other skeletons Joe is hiding, whether his conviction was just, the real identity of Jeff Lowe, what the FBI knows and what other secrets are hidden in Don Antle’s walls.
Investigating The Strange World Of Joe Exotic will be produced by Conveyor Media with Theresa McKeown & Colin Whelan attached to executive Produce and Rebecca Sirmons set as co-executive producer.
In Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats, and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe’s arrest for a murder-for-hire plot, and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner.
The seven-part true crime documentary series was directed by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin. It is executive produced by Chris Smith, Fisher Stevens, Goode and Chaiklin. Since its release, the docuseries became an instant phenomenon and had earned a rating of 93% at Rotten Tomatoes.