If you had told me some time ago that a docuseries centered on eccentric lovers of big cats, a little crazy and with apparent homicidal obsessions, would have become one of the most successful series on Netflix, I would not have believed you. Now, however, I’m here to write about the arrival of Tiger King 2, the documentary sequel to that incredible story that arrived on Netflix in 2020, which has made half the world discuss and has already given birth to a TV series and a film now in production.
Tiger King 2 arrives on Netflix
Tiger King 2 will debut this year for all subscribers to California’s video on demand platform, as part of a series of documentaries focusing on crimes and scams of various kinds.
The first season focused on the deeply interconnected microcosm of big cat conservationists, such as Carole Baskin, owner of the Big Cat Rescue, and collectors such as Joe Exotic, whom Baskin had accused of abuse and exploitation. The rivalry between these two characters, however, took a dark turn when Joe Exotic was involved in a murder plot, and Baskin’s wealthy ex-husband mysteriously disappeared from circulation leaving everything to the activist.
We don’t know what to expect from Tiger King 2, but Joe Exotic is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes against his animals, as well as the role he played in a murder plot against Baskin.
Original series directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are back to direct and produce Tiger King 2, and Deadline reveals that “They have been in touch with Exotic ever since he started serving his sentence. The couple have already discussed how being in a cage taught Exotic why keeping wild animals in cages is cruel. “
Will this Tiger King sequel documentary be as successful as its predecessor?