Self-proclaimed ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic has an interesting story with several twists and turns to tell of a former zoo operator and convicted felon. And ever since last year, he has completely taken over pop culture…
In case Netflix’s Tiger King piqued your interest, then you’re in luck because Louis Theroux has announced a new project, Louis Theroux: The Cult of Joe Exotic, a feature-length documentary that will reunite Joe and Louis.
The two first met ten years ago when Louis was making a documentary on America’s Most Dangerous Pets and now, he has returned to Oklahoma to explore all that has happened since, with Joe currently residing in federal prison.
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Joe was found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot and several animal cruelty charges. In quite a peculiar turn of events, he has become a media phenomenon with a well-funded campaign attempting to win him a presidential pardon, after failing to snag one out of Donald Trump last January…
Louis will look back at his decade-old documentary and reflect on unseen footage as he sets out to understand who the real Joe Exotic is. Meanwhile, he meets old friends from his original documentary, the team trying to get Joe out of prison, and his loved ones who are yet to speak up.
Louis explained, ‘I spent eight or nine days filming at the park back in 2011, over the course of three separate visits. I’d forgotten how much we shot until I went back into the footage during lockdown. It’s extraordinary how much was there.’
Netflix’s true crime docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness absolutely blew up last year, focusing on the deeply connected society of big cat conversationalists and featured Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue.
A premiere date is yet to be announced.