The streaming network on Wednesday unveiled a dramatic trailer for “Tiger King 2,” the five-episode follow-up to the documentary that captivated viewersEarly 2020. Season 1 was ended by Exotic being sentenced to 22 years in prison for trying to hire an accomplice to kill Big Cat Rescue founder. Carole BaskinBoth for federal wildlife offenses and for municipal violations.
However, this case is not a straightforward one. Exotic (a former zookeeper who is actually Joseph Maldonado Passage) blasts anyone who has profited as he does in the trailer. his effortsHis appeal against conviction has been stalled.
Catch the trailer for “Tiger King 2” below.
And, from the looks of it, the new episodes will also delve further into the 1997 disappearance of Baskin’s first husband, Don LewisHe was legally declared deceased.
“There’s an innocent man in prison,” Exotic proclaims in the trailer as the song “Maybe This Time” from the musical “Cabaret” is played. “Everybody from the zoo is out there making money, and I’m paying the price for every one of them people. If you give a damn, it’s time to speak up.”
“If I have to make a deal with the devil, I will make a deal with the devil,” he adds.
Speak to The Wrap last year, co-director Rebecca Chaiklin acknowledged that the release of “Tiger King” in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the series “caught fire in a way that it would never have” during a less fraught time.
Whether viewers will still be interested in Exotic’s story more than 18 months later, of course, remains to be seen. The documentary’s success spurred proposalsFor at least two TV projects that are based upon the true crime case
Nicolas Cage, an actor, confirmed his plans to play Exotic in an Amazon series. had been scrapped because producers felt the script was “no longer relevant.” NBC, however, is forging ahead with a limited seriesFeaturing John Cameron Mitchell as Exotic, and Kate McKinnon playing Baskin.
“Tiger King 2” debuts Nov 19 on Netflix.