Two worlds will collide! Tiger King's Joe Exotic will star in a Netflix special alongside Making A Murderer's Steven Avery. The men are currently in prison and will video chat with each other while locked up.
According to Screen Rant, Exotic and Avery will meet via "a series of video calls from prison in FMC Fort Worth and Waupun Correctional Institution."
Screen Rant writes that the piece, currently referred to as Untitled Steve Avery/Joe Exotic Feature, will be "overseen" by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin, who both worked on Tiger King.
In a press release from Netflix, they wrote, "After exploring corruption in the American legal system and stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, Netflix is bringing together two of the most talked-about documentary personalities into a Netflix Original feature-length special. Making A Murder's Steven Avery and Tiger King's Joe Exotic will meet via video chat to reveal secrets making their Netflix Original series and shed a light on their developing cases for freedom."
It's been nearly two weeks since Joe Exotic's docuseries dropped on the streaming platform, immediately gaining attention and praise from viewers.
The seven-part series dived into the world of big cat owners who own sanctuaries and battle against each other in a quest to be the best.
Joe Exotic owned over 200 wild cats in Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, which was open to the public in Oklahoma.
As of January 2020, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison on charges of murder for hire and animal abuse. The documentary uncovers remains from five tigers found on his zoo property, as well as a plot for the murder of his rival, Carole Baskin.
Meanwhile, Steven Avery is currently on life imprisonment for first-degree murder against photographer Teresa Halbach.
Making A Murder was released in two parts, consisting of ten episodes each. It uncovers Avery's wrongful conviction for sexual assault and attempted murder. After serving 18 years of the 32-year sentence, he was set free only to be reconvicted for murder just two years later.
Screen Rant claims that the recordings have likely not taken place yet and Netflix's announcement didn't specify the structure of the special.