'Tiger King 2' among new true crime shows on Netflix

Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Tiger King 2, a sequel to the popular docuseries Tiger King, is in the works at Netflix.

The streaming service shared the news Thursday alongside a teaser for its slate of new true crime shows.


Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, a docuseries about former exotic animal park owner and convicted felon Joe Exotic, premiered on Netflix in March 2020. Deadline said the sequel will be released this year.

Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin will return as directors and executive producers on Tiger King 2, with Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens to also serve as executive producers.

Exotic, born Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced to 264 months in prison in January 2020 after a court found him guilty of 21 charges, most stemming from wildlife charges concerning his care for the big cats he held in captivity.

Two of the charges were in connection to his murder-for-hire plot to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who also appeared on Tiger King.


In July, an appeals court ordered for Exotic to be re-sentenced after he appealed his prison sentence as too long.

Netflix's other projects include The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman, a three-part series for release in January 2022; The Tinder Swindler, a new series coming in February; Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, a film about Gerry Cotten for release in 2022; and Bad Vegan, a series about Sarma Melngailis coming in 2022.

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