Tiger King: eight methods to get extra of Netflix’s wildly common documentary

Tiger King: eight methods to get extra of Netflix’s wildly common documentary


Kate McKinnon will play Carole Baskin within the Tiger King miniseries.

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Excellent news for viewers who binge-watched Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity and wish extra of the insane Netflix present. It appears anybody who’s ever crossed paws with any of the Tiger King stars is producing some type of new content material, enjoying off the streaming present’s huge success.

The hit Netflix collection (spoilers forward) focuses on Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Unique, and his Oklahoma exotic-animal park. It begins off genially crazy, with mullet-sporting Joe marrying two males on the identical time in a hot-pink wedding ceremony, earlier than exploding right into a stormy feud between Joe and Carole Baskin, the proprietor of a big-cat sanctuary — resulting in a murder-for-hire plot. The continuously amped-up craziness of every episode has supplied a a lot wanted distraction for a lot of amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

However in the event you’ve seen the entire thing and have a cat-scratch fever for extra, take coronary heart: There could also be extra huge catitude to return. Listed below are eight methods you will get extra Tiger King.

Watch the aftershow

Tiger King had seven authentic episodes, however on April 12, Netflix served up yet one more slice of Tiger King content material. As a substitute of a conventional episode made by administrators Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin, the eighth episode is an aftershow, that oh-so-meta style of TV present that talks about one other TV present. 

Actor and comic Joel McHale hosts the brand new episode, which is known as The Tiger King and I. Spoiler: Joe Unique and Carole Baskin do not seem (he is in jail, she’s not ), however loads of different park personnel, previous and current, present as much as dish with McHale about their bizarre years within the Joe universe. If in case you have Netflix, this episode must be in your feed now.

Tune in to the FOX/TMZ particular

On Monday at 9 p.m. PT, Fox is airing a particular episode of TMZ Investigates that is all about Joe Unique, known as Tiger King: What Actually Went Down? 

The hour-long present guarantees “new footage, unique interviews, and stunning revelations,” all of which appear to be in endless provide in terms of this case.

Hope for season 2 of the Netflix collection


Joe Unique of Tiger King fame is now behind bars.


The seven common Netflix episodes finish with Joe Unique himself behind bars in federal jail for plotting to kill his rival, Baskin. He is nonetheless there, although the colourful characters who surrounded Joe are scattered to the wind — click on right here for updates on lots of them. However the story’s not over. 

“Now we have a loopy quantity of footage and it is a story that is nonetheless unfolding,” director Rebecca Chaiklin informed Leisure Weekly. “We’re undecided but, however there might be a follow-up on this story as a result of there’s so much that is nonetheless unfolding in it and it will be simply as dramatic and simply as colourful as what has unfolded these previous few years.” 

Await the true-crime present

Joe Unique and his universe are too weird to be restricted to just one TV present. The Investigation Discovery community introduced April 6 that one other Joe present is within the works. ID’s program, Investigating the Unusual World of Joe Unique, guarantees to delve into secrets and techniques concerning the pasts of Joe Unique, Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe and Doc Antle, that includes unique footage that is by no means been proven. 

The present additionally guarantees to dig in as to if Baskin is liable for the 1997 disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis. Joe Unique repeatedly claimed this within the present, and Baskin has publicly denied any data of what occurred to Lewis. A consultant for ID mentioned the present will probably be a restricted collection, and whereas there is not any precise date, the community says it would premiere someday in 2020.

Hearken to the podcast

The Netflix filmmakers weren’t the one ones working for years to inform this fascinating and weird story. You’ll be able to take heed to a podcast on the identical subject. The second season of Wondery’s Over My Lifeless Physique podcast is titled Joe Unique: Tiger King and written, narrated and reported by Robert Moor, who labored for years on the podcast. (Do not miss Moor’s New York journal article on Joe from September 2019, too.)

In contrast to the Netflix collection, the podcast remains to be delivering contemporary content material. New episodes come out on Tuesday, and the podcast can also be sharing bonus episodes, that includes interviews with members of the Joe universe, together with Baskin and Joe’s former romantic associate John Finlay.

Assist solid the miniseries

As a result of a success leisure collection can unfold to different media as shortly as a tiger can leap on a pair of cologne-soaked footwear, the podcast has been optioned by NBC Common to be made right into a miniseries. To this point, the one solid member introduced is Saturday Night time Reside comic Kate McKinnon, who’ll play Baskin in addition to function an government producer. A consultant for McKinnon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Moor informed Andy Cohen that he’d like to see Margot Robbie play Joe Unique in a gender-switch function. “Have a look at her eyes, she has eyes that look identical to Joe’s,” he says. “I believe she’d do a terrific job with it.” Moor mentioned he’d wish to see John C. Reilly as Doc Antle, the founding father of a South Carolina wildlife protect who additionally performs a task within the podcast and Netflix present. Moor invited listeners to tweet solid solutions to him, and CNET’s Bonnie Burton got here up with some casting concepts of her personal

Watch David Spade’s movies

Actor David Spade has fallen down the Joe Unique rabbit gap and carried out a variety of video interviews with individuals who appeared within the present. Till that attainable second season or further episode comes alongside, Spade’s movies are nearly like quick bonus episodes and a Tiger King fan ought to undoubtedly examine them out.

To this point, Spade has interviewed Joe’s ex-partner John Finlay; former zoo supervisor John Reinke; Jeff Lowe, who took over the animal park; and former park worker Kelci “Saff” Saffery. Spade’s not solely a fan, he retains getting urged as a solid member for the Joe Unique miniseries. Moreover, his function as Joe Grime within the 2001 comedy proved the person is aware of his manner round a mullet.

Tune in to Rick Kirkham’s livestream

Tiger King viewers possible bear in mind Rick Kirkham, the previous Inside Version reporter who was filming Joe Unique for his personal documentary, then misplaced all his filmed footage when a fireplace broke out at Joe’s zoo. Kirkham, who now lives in Norway, spilled extra information about the entire loopy Joe universe in a livestreamed particular hosted by Norwegian journalist Per Sundnes. 

The livestream’s not reside now: It aired first on Saturday, April 11. However in the event you’re keen to pay between $3.99 and $4.99 US to observe Kirkham’s present (price varies by nation), you possibly can nonetheless tune in.

The 2-hour particular options Kirkham and Sundnes speaking about Kirkham’s weird days with Joe Unique, and options video footage in addition to questions from viewers. Warning: Kirkham’s livestream has some uncooked moments. He discusses quite a few situations of animal cruelty, and exhibits gory footage of Kelci “Saff” Saffery’s broken arm and hand after the tiger assault proven within the Netflix collection. However a few of the stream’s matters are lighter, comparable to discussions of Joe’s mullet, political campaigns, and his Milli Vanilli-esque makes an attempt at a country-music profession.

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