A proper Tiger King sequel episode is coming to Netflix
The new instalment will focus on entertainers Siegfried and Roy.
It looks like the creators behind the Tiger King series are hard at work on more big cat content for Netflix.
The new series will not focus solely on Joe Exotic however, with Tiger King producers now looking into the 2003 mauling of magician Roy Horn by a white tiger according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tiger King debuted on 20 March and was watched 34 million times in the first 10 days, proving to be one of Netflix's most popular original series.
THR revealed plans from Goode Films, the production company behind the series, to advance the Tiger King story.
The publication reported that they were contacted by Dr. James Liu, a wildlife veterinarian and field biologist who worked on Tiger King's production team, who was seeking contact information for Chris Lawrence, a former tiger handler for Siegfried & Roy’s Las Vegas show.
Liu said work was underway on a follow-up episode under the Tiger King name and would focus on entertainers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, the latter of which died last week due to Covid-19 complications.
Specifically, they appear to be trying to contact Lawrence, Siegfried and Roy's tiger handler at the time of the incident, who has spoken to THR about what happened, and the PTSD he experienced in the years after the incident.
Liu hoped that an upcoming episode under the Tiger King name from filmmakers Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin would “act as a higher-minded corrective” to some of the Joe Exotic-heavy antics of the first season.
But when reached for comment, Goode Films told THR it is “untrue that the direction is going in a more conservational route.”
There's no word yet on a potential timeline for the episode or series but it looks likely that we'll have more Tiger King in our future than just Nicolas Cage's portrayal of Joe Exotic.