Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, streaming services have been on a mission to fulfill the demands of subscribers while they are stuck at home quarantining. Some movie studios have even been forced to follow suit as theaters remained closed for over a year and they needed a way to distribute new projects, utilizing said services like never before. Netflix has been active since the very beginning however, making waves in early 2020 for the plethora of content they were putting out while the world figured out how to contend with COVID-19. One project in particular struck a chord with audiences worldwide for detailing an intriguing true story about a tiger breeder from Oklahoma with a dark side in the limited series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, and now it has been confirmed that a sequel to the series is on its way to Netflix in the near future.
Joe Exotic made waves throughout the internet early last year when Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness premiered on Netflix, catapulting viewers into the strange world of exotic tigers that he was a central member of. The eccentric man made a name for himself through his Oklahoma zoo that offered visitors unprecedented access to a wide range of rare and exotic animals, however little did they know this zoo had a dark side that would abruptly end his tenure in said community. In 2019, Exotic was implicated in and charged with a murder-for-hire plot where he planned to take out his competitor Carole Baskin, instead seeing himself sentenced to 22 years behind bars. While many would have expected this to bring an end to the Tiger King saga, Netflix is seemingly wholly cognizant of the multitude of questions that the series’ first season failed to answer fully and will be bringing it back for a second season later this year. The streaming giant announced the news via their official Twitter account this morning, additionally highlighting that fans can expect the second season of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness later this year.
Though he is the main star of the series that has been lauded by critics, Joe Exotic hasn’t actually had the opportunity to profit from Tiger King given the crimes he was charged with prior to its release. Still though, Carole Baskin is slamming Netflix for the upcoming sequel to the critically successful series and continuing to give Exotic any sort of platform. Thus it is safe to assume that she will not be involved in the series’ second season after receiving a substantial amount of attention on social media last year following the release of Tiger King, even making an appearance on the television series Dancing with the Stars. While some viewers may be disappointed by her absence, Netflix subscribers can look forward to the release of the second season of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness in the near future as Netflix wraps up production.