Netflix docuseries Tiger King is getting a second season, and it’s coming later in 2021.
We don’t know much about the new set of episodes yet, but in a Tweet, Netflix promised season 2 will bring, “just as much mayhem and madness as Season 1!”
Entertainment Weekly reports that producers Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are back for the second season. While it remains to be seen exactly what the new season will focus on, the producers say they have a lot of leftover footage from shooting the first season. However, Chaiklin previously said she doesn’t know if the documentary’s participants will want to be interviewed after seeing the first season.
Joe Exotic is currently serving 22 years in federal prison for two counts of murder-for-hire in an attempt to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, as well as a handful of wildlife violations. Ahead of season 2, you can check out our explanation of where every major player in Tiger King is now.
Nicolas Cage was initially set to play Joe Exotic in a drama series based on Tiger King for Amazon. But, Cage later revealed that the project was potentially shelved entirely. Cage said Amazon felt the series took too long to come together and was no longer relevant. Still, Netflix is ready to head back the Tiger King well with a follow-up to the documentary.
Tiger King was immensely popular right at the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns last year. It was one of the most-watched shows on Netflix in all of 2020, and we put it on our list of the best documentaries on Netflix.