Joe Exotic is in jail and his rival Carole Baskin is no longer involved in the Netflix franchise, but the streamer comes out Tiger King 2, a new docuseries of five episodes, on November 17.
The original docuseries on Exotic – an eccentric Oklahoma zoo owner who hired two men to kill Baskin, another zoo owner – were scandalous enough to become a global phenomenon when the pandemic closed last year.
The official sequel trailer picks up with a phone call from Exotic in prison, proclaiming his innocence. Several minor characters from the first series are returning – like Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover, and James Garretson – they are clearly enjoying their newfound fame. The sequel also appears to deepen the mystery of Baskin’s husband Don Lewis, who disappeared in 1997 and was declared legally dead five years later.
With Liza Minnelli’s “Maybe This Time” in the background, the trailer happily embraces the weirdness and seems to reveal that much of the sequel will consist of leftover footage from its predecessor. It also ends dramatically, with Exotic saying, “We have to put our differences aside or we’re all going to die here!”
Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently incarcerated at Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth after being convicted of breaking federal wildlife laws and attempting to hire two different men to kill Baskin. He once owned a pet store in Arlington and had ties to the Dallas movie and hip-hop scenes.