If you were stuck indoors in March 2020, chances are that you binge-watched Netflix’s hugely successful true crime series Tiger King. The show unspooled a storyline of increasing weirdness around the lives of various figures in the exotic animal business.
After the seven part series concluded, there was a special episode hosted by Joel McHale that focused on interviews with some of the cast members but ultimately, it failed to answer the big questions.
If you’re wondering whether Joe Exotic is still in jail, what happened to the big cat park and how many more animal print dresses Carole Baskin has in her wardrobe, read on because answers are coming.
And, if you’re looking for other options to binge on Netflix, then take a look at our lists of the best TV shows and best movies on the streaming platform.
Will Tiger King have a season 2?
The answer is a resounding yes. Netflix has confirmed that a second season of Tiger King is coming.
Tiger King is coming back this year — and Season 2 promises just as much mayhem and madness as Season 1! pic.twitter.com/mFBUxtAl6i
— Netflix (@netflix)
September 23, 2021
When will Tiger King season 2 be available to watch?
Netflix has not confirmed an exact date but we know that the show will be released in 2021. Like the first series, we would expect all episodes to be available at once.
Who will be back for Tiger King season 2?
Who’ll return for season 2 is a bit of a mystery. Joe himself is still behind bars, while Carole Baskin and her husband Howard had previously said that they would not be further involved with the series. So, can Netflix can really deliver the mayhem and madness they’re promising? We’ll be tuning in to see.
Dramatic adaptations of Tiger King
When Tiger King obsession was at its peak, other entertainment makers wanted in. There were plans for at least two dramatisations of the docuseries.
Only one of these still appears to be going ahead. According to Deadline, NBCUniversal’s series Joe Exotic, starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell as Joe, will screen exclusively on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. No broadcast date has yet been announced but if you’re in the UK and want to watch content on Peacock, here’s how.
The second project, in production with Amazon, was to star Nic Cage as Joe Exotic. According to Variety, the actor told the publication that the series had been shelved as producers felt they had missed the moment. But it’s possible that if Tiger King is able to hit the zeitgeist again, Amazon will take another look at it.
How can I watch Tiger King?
If you’ve somehow missed the wacky Tiger King train, you can get onboard by watching it on Netflix. You can subscribe to the service from as little as £5.99/$9 per month, which becomes more expensive if you want simultaneous streams and ultra-HD content.
You can take a look at other streaming options in our roundup of the best streaming subscriptions right now.