Nicolas Cage Tiger King

Update: The Wrap reports that Cage has been confirmed to star in this series. Amazon Studios will co-produce it, and the show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Our original post from May 4, 2020 follows.

Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in the first television show of his career, and you’re probably familiar with the role he’s set to play.

A new report says Cage will suit up as Joe Exotic, the subject of the wildly popular Netflix documentary series Tiger King, in a new scripted series from the showrunner of Netflix’s American VandalRead More »

Tiger King Zoo Closed

The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, the former kingdom of the man known as the Tiger King, is closing its doors.

As seen on Netflix’s Tiger King series, the park previously owned by Joe Exotic (AKA The Tiger King) was transferred over to Jeff Lowe. Though ownership of the facility has been ordered to be handed over to rival Big Cat Rescue operator Carole Baskin, the evacuation of the location only needed to be complete in 120 days (starting from early June), so the zoo has still been allowing visitors since May after a brief closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in the wake of a recent conflict with the USDA, the zoo is now closing its doors again. And this time it’s permanent. Read More »

surviving joe exotic

Nearly four months after Tiger King took the Netflix-viewing world by storm, Joe Exotic is still a curiosity for viewers. The exotic animal zookeeper’s big personality and troubling practices have dominated headlines for much of 2020, often overshadowing the actual animals and creatures that the Netflix docuseries initially set out to cover. Now an Animal Planet documentary is seeking to give the spotlight to the animals held at his Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, though even they can’t resist drawing viewers in by mentioning the big cat zookeeper in the title, Surviving Joe Exotic.

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Carole Baskin's Missing Husband

The fascinating story at the center of Netflix’s true crime documentary series Tiger King keeps getting better. Hot on the heels of the news that the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic has been ordered to be handed over to his rival, Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary owner Carole Baskin, there’s a chilling update in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her husband Don Lewis. Read More »

Tiger King Zoo Awarded to Carole Baskin

The kingdom of The Tiger King continues to crumble.

The wild and crazy story of Joe Exotic and his Greater Wynnewood Zoo in Oklahoma City was chronicled in the popular Netflix true crime series Tiger King. After a series of legally questionable decisions and business deals, Exotic found himself at the center of a trademark lawsuit laid on him by Carole Baskin, owner of a Florida animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue. In order to avoid losing his zoo in the legal battle, he fraudulently transferred the property over to his mother Shirley M. Schreibvogel. But now a U.S. District judge in Oklahoma City has ruled that the zoo property must be turned over to Carole Baskin. Read More »

new tiger king

Netflix is more than happy to turn Tiger King into a brand name. So much so that they’re already working on a new episode of the series that will focus on a completely different topic. Rather than touch on the strange story of Joe Exotic, this new Tiger King episode will focus on the 2003 tiger mauling attack during a Siegfried & Roy show.

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Netflix Limiting Streaming Quality

Business is good for Netflix, which has become one of the rare companies to benefit during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The streaming giant has more than maintained its crown as the top streamer, even as new competitors emerge left and right to offer new content to the millions staying at home. But even as Netflix enjoys unprecedented success and a new subscriber count that blows past expectations, the streamer is just as worried about the future as everyone else.

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Tiger King Honest Trailer

If you haven’t heard about Netflix’s totally bonkers true crime documentary series Tiger King by now, then you must have been in a coma. It’s a trashy television sensation telling the story of some of the craziest people you will ever meet, their exploits in breeding and “caring” for large exotic cats and other unlikely pets, and of course, murder and intrigue. As the Tiger King Honest Trailer perfectly puts it, this is the baby of The Coen Brothers, Christopher Guest and a snuff film. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 563 – Tiger King

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The Netflix documentary series Tiger King could not have come at a better time as we hunker down. David, Devindra, and Jeff go on this wild kitty-cat ride and re-evaluate the boundary between reality TV show and documentary film.

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new tiger king special

Everyone wants a piece of the Tiger King pie. Netflix is riding high due to the success of its new bonkers docuseries, and now others are trying to cash in. ID has its own Tiger King sequel in the works, and now Fox and TMZ (ugh) are teaming up for a new hour-long special, titled TMZ Investigates: Tiger King — What Really Went Down. Meanwhile, answers about the fate of Joe Exotic’s tigers are starting to come out, and they’re not pretty.

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