Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness quickly shot to be the top-streamed title on the platform, and it's not surprising why. As the title suggests, there was plenty of murder, mayhem, and madness to unpack in only 7 episodes. Those who may have found themselves wanting more of the true-crime side of the story are about to get a new Tiger King series on Investigation Discovery (ID) that might just scratch that itch.
“Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s Tiger King, but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more," ID Group President Henry Schleiff said in the official release.
The new show has been greenlit to begin production and will be titled Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic.
What sparked this was Netflix's original docuseries highlighting the squabbles between former Oklahoma Zoo owner, Joe Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic in the series, and Tampa's Big Cat Rescue owner, Carole Baskin.
The series promises to go above-and-beyond the surface of Big Cat Rescue owner Baskin's and Exotic's long-standing rivalry, as well as explore the mysteries surrounding Baskin's missing ex-husband.
So what exactly can viewers expect from the new show?
ID's true-crime investigation is set to feature exclusive footage revealing secrets that only Exotic knows — who ID claims is the only one speaking up about the mysteries surrounding the Tiger King situations.
The self-proclaimed sequel is said to dig deeper into the skeletons Maldonado-Passage and the wild cat world may still have stuffed in the closet, including information about who Jeff Lowe really is and what all the FBI actually knows.
It's also set to include additional tales on whether or not Baskin killed her husband, if the big cat sanctuary owner is as much of an animal activist as she says she is, and inklings of a mysterious "master plan" she supposedly may be orchestrating.
“ID is the perfect place to find the inevitable sequel to this drama — featuring a missing husband, a hitman, and the illegal business of exotic animals,” said Schleiff, “It's time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand be answered.”
An air date for the new series has not yet been revealed.
Investigation Discovery is a television network that houses the likes of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, and more.