Following the huge success of Netflix’s Tiger King, multiple off-shoots have been announced. One of these will star Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic, and now the series has found a distribution partner.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has won the rights to host the show, which will be produced by GameSpot sister company CBS Television Studios.
The series, which is only an idea at this stage and is not confirmed to be produced, is based on the 2019 Texas Monthly feature on Joe Exotic AKA Joe Schreibvogel. The story covered the controversies of his life involving the Oklahoma zoo and his spats with Carole Baskin and Jeff Lowe. This drama was also the thrust of the Netflix series.
“Amazon’s version of the story will center on Schreibvogel (Cage), an eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park–even at the risk of losing his sanity,” according to THR. “The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”
The other Joe Exotic show–which is headed to NBC, USA Network, and Peacock–will feature the very funny Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin.
For more, check out GameSpot’s guide to every character in Tiger King, ranked in order of how generally terrible they are.
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