Netflix’s ‘Tiger King 2’: Everything We Know So Far
Millions of viewers blocked from watching Netflix Tiger King: murder, chaos and madness docuseries in 2020. The hit series premiered during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, so it’s hard to say if its worldwide success is because people are at home or because viewers were genuinely intrigued. by the bizarre story. [Ed Note: We imagine it’s the latter.] The streamer seeks to answer that question by releasing a second season of the series, titled Tiger King 2, arriving November 17. According to Netflix, King tiger attracted 64 million homes in the first four weeks after its premiere in March 2020. Thanks to the show, its lead character Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, has become a global sensation. The show became so popular that Exotic was a must-have Halloween costume last year, and its story inspired a Peacock / NBCU miniseries starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell that is currently in the works.
After the show’s release, Exotic is currently in jail after being caught hiring someone to kill Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin. The activist had been fighting to shut down Exotic’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Wildlife Park in Oklahoma for years, and her long-standing feud with Exotic became the main focus of the docuseries. Exotic was clear about her feelings for Baskin on the show and even went so far as to accuse him of killing Don Lewis, her husband who disappeared in 1997 under mysterious circumstances. So much has happened since the show premiered in 2020, and the streaming giant is now looking to recreate the success of the controversial first season by focusing on how the show has changed the lives of these people. This second season will reveal more stories that viewers didn’t learn the first time around and judging by the trailer, there’s no doubt it’ll be just as crazy as the first. Netflix promises more “Madness and chaos” with season 2, so here’s everything you need to know before Tiger King 2.