Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the zoo (it’s not, you guys, we’re all still quarantined!), another episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is on its way.
Variety shared the news on Friday — thanks to an update that zoo owner Jeff Lowe gave to Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in a Cameo video — that a new installment will be added to Netflix’s bonkers docu-series next week.
“Netflix is adding one more episode,” Lowe says in the video. “It will be on next week. They’re filming here tomorrow.”
🚨BREAKING NEWS FOLKS🚨
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) April 4, 2020
Aside from the notion of social distancing and how that applies to this zoo visit, viewers looking for something to watch after binging the first seven episodes of the series should at least be excited to know there is more coming. Will this be a continuation of the series, thus far? Could it be a reunion special? Will Lowe be taking the spotlight completely, leaving the zoo’s former owner, Joe Exotic, to toil away in prison? We’re just going to have to wait and see.
In case you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about, Tiger King hit Netflix on March 20 and instantly reached Making a Murderer levels of popularity and obsession. The docu-series explores the insane life of Joe Exotic, the former owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, and the instances of animal abuse and involvement in a foiled murder-for-hire plot against animal rights activist Carole Baskin — his longtime rival.
For those thirsting for more Tiger King, there are a number of projects being developed based on Exotic’s life and America’s misunderstood underworld of big cat ownership. Most notable is the mini-series based on the Wondery podcast titled “Joe Exotic: Tiger King.”
Kate McKinnon is attached to play Baskin, but no names have been announced yet to take on the larger-than-life role of Joe Exotic. Actors like Dax Shepard have thrown their hats into the ring.
If I don't get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken.
— dax shepard (@daxshepard) March 26, 2020
But if it were up to Mr. Exotic himself, he’d want either Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him. Sounds about right.