Tiger King Is Coming Back To Netflix For One More Episode
Docuseries “Tiger King” is coming back to Netflix for one more episode.
Netflix announced on Thursday that it would release an eighth episode of the show, titled “The Tiger King and I,” on April 12.
The episode is an aftershow hosted by comedian Joel McHale, who is featured in Netflix’s announcement wearing themed attire (a cowboy hat and a a leopard print shawl).
McHale said he interviewed people from the show, including John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe.
“I talk to a lot of people involved in the project,” McHale says in the video. “To see what’s happened in their lives since the release of the series. It’s eye-opening and, hopefully, funny.”
“Tiger King,” which was released by Netflix on March 20, follows a group of people who own tigers.
The Tiger King and I — a Tiger King after show hosted by Joel McHale and featuring brand new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe — will premiere April 12 pic.twitter.com/8fbbNdaiDA
— Netflix (@netflix) April 9, 2020
The series specifically chronicles Joseph Maldonado-Passage, or “Joe Exotic,” a keeper of big cats in Oklahoma who allegedly orchestrated a plot to kill Carole Baskin, a woman who runs a facility called Big Cat Rescue and had lobbied to shut down operations like his.
The series garnered 34 million unique views in the first 10 days of its release in the US alone, according to measurement company Nielsen.
Since its release, the show has become a stronghold in pop culture, becoming the subject of everything from memes to think pieces.