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It Looks Like Netflix Is Bringing 'Tiger King' Back for a Second Series

It won't be about Joe Exotic, though — instead, it'll focus on the 2003 mauling attack at a Siegfried and Roy show.
By Sarah Ward
May 16, 2020
By Sarah Ward
May 16, 2020

Almost two months has passed since Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness first hit Netflix, sparking a worldwide obsession with Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin and the duo's strange intertwined story. Over that time, Tiger King-related news has just kept coming, including details about competing dramatised series — one with Kate McKinnon as Baskin, another with Nicolas Cage as Exotic. And now, in a hardly surprising development, another season of the Tiger King docuseries is also reportedly on the way.

As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is reteaming with the filmmakers behind the popular documentary. This time, though, they're turning their attention to a different big cat-related tale. Audiences are already going to be hearing about Joe Exotic and his blonde mullet in various guises for years and years to come, so the next Tiger King series will focus elsewhere: on the 2003 mauling attack at a Siegfried and Roy show.

The incident happened in Las Vegas on Roy Horn's birthday, when a seven-year-old white tiger named Montecore attacked Roy during a performance. It left the magician and entertainer with permanent injuries, with the tiger biting his neck and dragging him off stage.

The news comes just days after Horn passed away on May 8 at the age of 75.

Carol M Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons

No firm details have been announced by Netflix as yet, so when more Tiger King might hit your streaming queue isn't yet known. And yes, it's likely that wild documentaries about tigers, as well as other big cats and exotic animals, will become the next big viewing trend.

Via The Hollywood Reporter. Top image: Netflix.

Published on May 16, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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