Tiger King might feel like it existed in a whole other life, but in reality, the Netflix original only dropped on the streaming service in March. And thanks to the world's fascination with the leopard print-wearing, gun-wielding, tiger-owning Joe Exotic, a second series is reportedly coming. YES.
Back at the beginning of lockdown, Netflix kept us entertained with the 10 part documentary focussing on the roadside zoo owned by Joe Exotic, who eventually went to prison on a murder-for-hire charge involving Carole Baskin.
Since then, we've had an official follow-up episode, a dramatisation confirmed and even had other wild cat crime documentaries announced. And now? A new report claims a second series of Tiger King is coming.
The Sun claim Joe Exotic, 57, has agreed to take part in the series along with his partner Dillon Passage, 24, and businessman Jeff Lowe who took over the zoo in 2016.
Carole Baskin has reportedly asked for a sum of 'around the £1million mark' to take part in the series, with the source adding, "Carole is asking for a seven-figure sum. She wants to plough it into her Florida sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue. Taking part in Tiger King opened up her private life and she wants to make sure it’s worth her while."
It's unclear what the second series would focus on, considering Joe is in prison and the Oklahoma roadside zoo is somewhat in a state of disarray.
The second series news comes as Jeff Lowe revealed he was also getting his own spin-off show. "It'll be our narrative on the Tiger King with evidence to support our sides of the stories. And it will be about the transfer of all these beautiful animals from Joe's facility to the new facility," he told People.
"And then the day-to-day struggle of running something as big as a 60-acre animal park and all the intricacies of the employment of zookeepers and fighting all of the animal rights groups."
You can never have too much Tiger King.
Via Cosmopolitan U.K