Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ After Show Will Premiere This Weekend & Joel McHale Is Hosting
Clear your schedules, you cool cats and kittens! Netflix's Tiger King after-show premieres on Easter Sunday and it will wrap up the seven episodes that first premiered in March. Community star Joel McHale will host, promising an "eye-opening and hopefully funny" experience.
It's been less than a week since Jeff Lowe, the current owner of Joe Exotic's animal park in Oklahoma, spilled the news about the bonus episode.
Speaking to fans who ordered personalized Cameo videos, Lowe and his wife Lauren shared that one more episode in the docuseries would be coming soon. He said that filming was set to take place this week and hinted that the episode would also drop this week, without giving an exact date.
According to Netflix's Twitter account, that episode will come in the form of an aftershow hosted by Joel McHale. You may know him from his roles in Community and Santa Clarita Diet, and he already has hosting experience with The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.
Netflix's announcement video features the 48-year-old actor suited up in his best copycat Joe Exotic outfit.
The Tiger King and I — a Tiger King after show hosted by Joel McHale and featuring brand new interviews with John R… https://t.co/IA8QmT32Ws— Netflix (@Netflix) 1586466003
In the video, McHale says, "On April 12, Netflix will release an eighth installment called The Tiger King and I. It's an aftershow hosted by me. I talked to a lot of people involved in the project: Jeff and Lauren Lowe, Saff, Erik Cowie, John Finlay, John Reinke, and Rick Kirkman to see what's happened in their lives since the release of the series. It's eye-opening and hopefully, funny."
Unfortunately, familiar faces you won't be seeing back include the tiger queen herself, Carole Baskin, along with Doc Antle and Dillon Passage.
They all reportedly wanted nothing to do with the series, especially Baskin who wrote on her blog that she's extremely disappointed with how the series portrayed her.
Entertainment Weekly previously reported that Joe Exotic's ex-husband John Finlay wouldn't be making an appearance, but Netflix's tweet announces that we will be seeing him again.
Netflix didn't reveal whether the aftershow will feature an appearance by the Tiger King himself. However, they did post a video clip with Joe Exotic where he was interviewed from prison on March 22, so we could be seeing that footage.
Joe Exotic was interviewed from prison on March 22. Here's what he told us https://t.co/ueqTeWfKxh— Netflix (@Netflix) 1585933202
Exotic is currently serving 22 years on counts of murder for hire against his sworn enemy Carole Baskin, as well as animal abuse on some of his over 200 wild cats.
The charges and rivalry between Exotic and Baskin are discussed in the docuseries, that premiered on March 20.
Its popularity immediately skyrocketed and the series has become a household name. With 34.3 million different viewers by its tenth day on the platform, it even beat out the incredibly popular Stranger Things.
You still have time to binge-watch the seven-part series now before The Tiger King and I aftershow premieres on Netflix on April 12.