Tiger King Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Tiger King Season 2

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was one of the more… unique years many of us have ever experienced. It was a year in which, for a lot of us, our entertainment choices suddenly became limited to whatever streaming services could offer, making nationwide obsessions from films and television series — some years old — that otherwise might have only registered just a blip on the pop-culture radar. Among all those, one Netflix miniseries released very early into the pandemic and consequent lockdown, captivated the U.S. like no other: that the seven-episode docuseries, Tiger King: Murder, Madness, and Mayhem.

Americans looking for a brief escape might hardly have found a better diversion, for the very simple truth that Tiger King — the true story of unlicensed zoo owner Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, AKA Joe Exotic, along with his many odd obsessions and rivalries — plunged them into an infinitely bizarre world that many never knew existed. As it happens, those who maintain big cats and other exotic creatures in unlicensed, frequently ramshackle centers are sorts of a weird bunch, and it sure seems like nearly all of them do not enjoy each other.

Joe Exotic is a singularly quirky character: a gun-toting, nation music-singing, large cat obsessive with multiple, considerably younger”husbands” (whom he never officially married) and also a near-single-minded fixation on Carole Baskin, the owner of a rival facility that, to be honest, is portrayed as being just as preoccupied with Joe. Following the miniseries dropped, fans had three questions: would we capture more of this strangeness, when will this be, and is it right now? Series co-creator Rebecca Chaiklin teased them mercilessly in an after the series fell, saying, “We have a crazy quantity of footage […] We are not convinced yet, however, there could be a follow-up on this story since there’s a lot that is still unfolding in it, and it is going to be just as dramatic and equally as colorful as what’s unfolded these past few years.”

In August 2020, it was reported (through Independent) which Netflix has re-upped for Tiger King season 2 — so let us consider what we could be in for.

When is Tiger King season 2 coming out?

Odds are pretty good the show comes back this season but, no official launch date for Tiger King season two. However, within the several hints that were dropped, something seems to be heading down sometime in March or April 2021.

The show wasn’t on the record of Netflix releases for March 2021, therefore it’s more likely to be published in April or perhaps after.

Whether that is just an announcement concerning the release, a new trailer, or even the actual premiere of new entrances, fans will surely need to keep their ears to the ground for updates on when the crazy ride persists.

Tiger King Season 2

What’s the plot of Tiger King season 2?

As to what crazy twists and turns might play out over the second season of Tiger King, we can parse out rather a good deal from what has been openly reported. Baskin’s takeover of Joe Exotic’s former property would be a focus, as would his efforts to clear his name, his father’s departure from COVID-19 (via People), and his rumored battle with the disease (h/t that the Austin American-Statesman).

Also, assuming that Lowe is involved, season 2 would probably deal with his attempts to start his very own exotic animal park in Thackerville, Oklahoma (via Consequence of Sound). It could also include the following lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice in November 2020, devoting his”recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling” of the animals under his care, a claim that Lowe has, of course, contested, as NME reports.

Then, there’s”Doc” Antle, who ran into some issues of his own in late 2020. In October had been indicted on charges of wildlife trafficking after Virginia’s attorney general found that he had allegedly conspired with the owner of an exotic animal park in the state to traffic tiger and lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina, where Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari is located (via CNN). Antle vowed to fight the charges and”clear [his] good title,” so, involving his travails and people of Lowe, Tiger King season 2 could have a healthy dollop of courtroom drama thrown into the mixture.

On top of this, there is Chaiklin’s claim during her chat she and fellow co-creator Eric Goode have countless hours of unused footage from the first season. The ingredients are all there for yet another round of Tiger King craziness; now, it is up to the producers to squeeze everything into a half-dozen or so episodes, and Netflix to receive it in the front of our faces. We suggest bookmarking this page since we’ll be updating it frequently as more news becomes available.


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