Allegations made by Joe ‘Exotic’ Maldonado-Passage in Netflix series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness will be the focus of a sequel.
Investigation Discovery has announced that it will producing the “definitive sequel” to the docuseries phenomenon which has been the talk of the town on both sides of the Atlantic.
The documentary, which will be titled ‘Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic’ and it will look at the allegations he made about animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who became his nemesis in the Netflix docuseries.
The series will premiere in the US on ID and it is hoped that it may come to the UK in the future, though details will no doubt be across social media when it is released.
Joe Exotic, who is serving 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot against the Big Cat Rescue owner.
Joe alleged throughout the Tiger King series that Baskin killed her first husband, who disappeared in 1997.
ID claims that their series will focus on “the investigation you didn’t get to see, revealing the secrets only Joe knows, the exclusive footage that has never been shown and the search to answer the one question every person in America is asking themselves right now: although she’s denied it, is Carole Baskin responsible for the disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis?”
The series will be told from the perspective of Joe Exotic and will investigate whether Baskin was behind Lewis going missing and then pronounced dead, so that she could take control of his estate, which was thought to be worth millions.
A statement from the TV network says: “No one seems to be talking — except for one man — and that man is the centre of ID’s upcoming investigative series,” the network said.
Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said: “Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more.
“ID is the perfect place to find the inevitable sequel to this drama — featuring a missing husband, a hit man, and the illegal business of exotic animals.
“It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand be answered.”
Baskin has not been a great fan of Tiger King and has slammed the documentary as “being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers.
“As part of that, it has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don in 1997.
“The series presents this without any regard for the truth or in most cases even giving me an opportunity before publication to rebut the absurd claims.
“They did not care about truth. The unsavory lies are better for getting viewers.”
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