Tiger King returns! Netflix CONFIRMS season 2 of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin feud docuseries


Tiger King returns! Netflix CONFIRMS season 2 of highly-successful series documenting Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin’s dramatic feud

  • On Thursday morning, Netflix announced that Tiger King will be returning for a season 2 
  • A return to the docuseries – which was a smash hit for the major streaming service last year – has been long rumored but now the company has confirmed that it will be dropping later this fall 
  • The docuseries will bring back directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin who worked on the first series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness 
  • The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin 
  • The quarrel then took a dark turn when the gun-toting, polygamist, country singer, former gubernatorial candidate, and most importantly, zoo owner with a mullet was arrested for plotting out a murder-for-hire involving Baskin 
  • Exotic is currently imprisoned as he was eventually convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder for hire in his plot to kill nemesis and Big Cat Rescue owner Baskin in 2019 


Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin are back!

On Thursday morning, Netflix announced that Tiger King will be returning for a season 2.

A return to the docuseries – which was a smash hit for the major streaming service last year – has been long rumored but now the company has confirmed that it will be dropping later this fall.

‘I’m in a cage. You know why animals die in cages? Their soul dies’: On Thursday morning, Netflix announced that Tiger King will be returning for a season 2

There is no specific date when it will drop  but Netflix did tease fans with an image of Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage AKA Joe Exotic with a huge smile on his face as he makes a call in prison.

The synopsis of the upcoming season reads: ‘The global hit Tiger King, which attracted 64 million households in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere, will return to Netflix for more madness and mayhem.’ 

The docuseries will bring back the directing team of Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin who worked on the first series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

'I'm outspoken, Good looking, love to party, and have fun': There is no specific date when it will drop but Netflix did tease fans with an image of Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage AKA Joe Exotic (pictured) with a huge smile on his face as he makes a call in prison

‘I’m outspoken, Good looking, love to party, and have fun’: There is no specific date when it will drop but Netflix did tease fans with an image of Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage AKA Joe Exotic (pictured) with a huge smile on his face as he makes a call in prison

Hey all you cool cats and kittens: The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin (pictured)

Hey all you cool cats and kittens: The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin (pictured)

The original series had documented the feud between big cat enthusiasts Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.

Baskin is a lifelong lover of cats and has been interested in saving them from a young age and has garnered media attention to the plight of captive big cats, like the ones Exotic had at his zoo, to media outlets and several other national and international programs. 

The quarrel then took a dark turn when the gun-toting, polygamist, country singer, former gubernatorial candidate, and most importantly, zoo owner with a mullet was arrested for plotting out a murder-for-hire involving Baskin.

Exotic is currently imprisoned as he was eventually convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder for hire in his plot to kill nemesis and Big Cat Rescue owner Baskin in 2019. 

Uh oh: The quarrel then took a dark turn when the gun-toting, polygamist, country singer, former gubernatorial candidate, and most importantly, zoo owner with a mullet was arrested for plotting out a murder-for-hire involving Baskin

Uh oh: The quarrel then took a dark turn when the gun-toting, polygamist, country singer, former gubernatorial candidate, and most importantly, zoo owner with a mullet was arrested for plotting out a murder-for-hire involving Baskin

Tough times: Exotic is currently imprisoned as he was eventually convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder for hire in his plot to kill nemesis and Big Cat Rescue owner Baskin in 2019

Tough times: Exotic is currently imprisoned as he was eventually convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder for hire in his plot to kill nemesis and Big Cat Rescue owner Baskin in 2019

The first footage from the highly-anticipated docuseries was also shown in a teaser clip posted by Netflix to announce their upcoming slate of True Crime features.

It began with a hand reaching over a statue with a flower crown much like Carole Baskin’s to grab a sheet before cutting to influencers posing with baby tigers. 

It then shows Baskin walking to court wearing a leopard-patterned blouse before cutting to a billboard which reads ‘Who murdered Don Lewis?’ referencing Baskin’s former husband who founded Big Cat Rescue and went missing as the mystery was a major plot point in the original docuseries.

Interesting: The first footage from the highly-anticipated docuseries was also shown in a teaser clip posted by Netflix to announce their upcoming slate of True Crime features

Interesting: The first footage from the highly-anticipated docuseries was also shown in a teaser clip posted by Netflix to announce their upcoming slate of True Crime features

Problematic: It began with a hand reaching over a statue with a flower crown much like Carole Baskin's to grab a sheet before cutting to influencers posing with baby tigers

Problematic: It began with a hand reaching over a statue with a flower crown much like Carole Baskin’s to grab a sheet before cutting to influencers posing with baby tigers

Taking a stand: It then shows Baskin walking to court wearing a leopard-patterned blouse

Taking a stand: It then shows Baskin walking to court wearing a leopard-patterned blouse

Uh oh: It then cuts to a billboard which reads 'Who murdered Don Lewis?' referencing Baskin's former husband who founded Big Cat Rescue and went missing as the mystery was a major plot point in the original docuseries

Uh oh: It then cuts to a billboard which reads ‘Who murdered Don Lewis?’ referencing Baskin’s former husband who founded Big Cat Rescue and went missing as the mystery was a major plot point in the original docuseries

Exotic’s former business partner Jeff Lowe was then shown talking very enthusiastically before it cut to heavily armed law enforcement.

Then a private jet with Joe Exotic’s face emblazoned on the front was shown closing the cabin door before it concludes with the ‘Tiger King’ himself laughing while on video call from prison.

The sheet unveiling then shows an epic painting of Exotic behind the statue representing Baskin. 

Tiger King 2 will stream on Netflix later this fall. 

Trouble: Exotic's former business partner Jeff Lowe was then shown talking very enthusiastically before it cut to heavily armed law enforcement

Trouble: Exotic’s former business partner Jeff Lowe was then shown talking very enthusiastically before it cut to heavily armed law enforcement

He's back: It concludes with the 'Tiger King' himself laughing while on video call from prison

He’s back: It concludes with the ‘Tiger King’ himself laughing while on video call from prison

Highly-anticipated: The sheet unveiling then shows an epic painting of Exotic behind the statue representing Baskin. Tiger King 2 will stream on Netflix later this fall

Highly-anticipated: The sheet unveiling then shows an epic painting of Exotic behind the statue representing Baskin. Tiger King 2 will stream on Netflix later this fall

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