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Tiger King Season 2 on Netflix: Release date and more on the documentary sequel
In March 2020, the world was shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, people started watching a lot of streaming movies and TV shows on Netflix while they were stuck at home. It was about that time that Tiger King debuted on the streaming service.
This unusual crime documentary series about “Joe Exotic” and his obsession with owning tigers (among other things) became a massive obsession with Netflix subscribers during lockdown. However, no one expected to see a follow-up to this series. Yet, that’s exactly what we’re getting. Tiger King season 2 is close at hand.
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Here’s what we know so far about Tiger King season 2, including when it will be released, how long it will be, and what the sequel will be about. You can sign up for Netflix at the link below:
When is Tiger King Season 2 release date on Netflix?
The series will debut all five of its episodes on Wednesday, November 17th. And yes, all five will be available from day one.
What’s the sequel all about?
Tiger King season 2 will once again focus on the life of “Joe Exotic” (real name: Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage). If you remember the original series, Joe loves tigers a lot. He owned and operated a zoo full of them in Oklahoma. At the end of the original series, we saw him get convicted of participating in a plot to murder Carole Baskin, a woman who also operated a tiger preserve who Joe considered to be a rival.
Based on Netflix’s brief summary, and a trailer for the show, Tiger King Season 2 will show what happened to Joe, Carole, and all of the other rather interesting characters from the first series after that show made them all famous. It looks like some of them have tried to take advantage of their fame, with new money and other “interests”. Meanwhile, Joe is still in jail and it looks like he will be talking from his prison cell.
Is Carole Baskin trying to stay out of Tiger King season 2?
Baskin has always stated that the original series from 2020 did not portray her in an honest way, and she didn’t participate directly in the sequel. However, it looks like the show’s producers will be using footage of Baskin, shot for season 1, for season 2.
In early November, Variety reported that Baskin sued both Netflix and the show’s production company, Royal Goode Productions, claiming the contract for season 1 didn’t allow the producers to show unused footage for a sequel. She wants that footage removed from the second series. However, a judge has dismissed that lawsuit.