Way back when during lockdown 1.0, Tiger King instantly became the most talked about show in all 239 (approximate figure) of our Whatsapp groups when it landed on Netflix. The documentary series shed light on Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma zoo and his ongoing feud with big cats right activist Carole Baskin and it had us completely and utterly transfixed, shocked and confused. Anyway, the big news doing the rounds today is that the BBC have announced Louis Theroux is creating a new Tiger King documentary.
Called: ‘Louis Theroux: The Cult of Joe Exotic’, the 90-minute programme will air on BBC Two and will work as a sequel to Louis’s first documentary on Joe Exotic and his animal obsession.
Louis first visited the infamous G. W. Zoo, and interviews Joe Exotic as part of his 2011 documentary ‘America’s Most Dangerous Pets’.
Louis said: “This is one of those quintessentially American stories, taking place in the heartland of Oklahoma, with a cast of characters almost too colourful and larger-than-life to be believed.”
““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. Since then the story just got stranger and bigger, and in going back at the end of last year I uncovered a real-life drama that took me in directions I never could have expected.”
We’re never ones to miss a Louis Theroux documentary, so we’ll keep you updated as soon as we get an air date…