With our titular Tiger King locked up on a 17-year prison sentence for allegedly trying to kill rival big cat conservationist Carole Baskin, it makes sense to shift the focus of Season 2 to the show’s supporting cast. And that’s exactly what Netflix appears to be doing.
In the trailer for “Tiger King 2,” Joe Exotic doesn’t actually appear on camera but rather lends his voice to the season in a number of phone calls from prison. Much of the footage that is shown throughout the trailer features unused clips from the first “Tiger King,” as well as follow-up interviews with some of the other stars, including Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover and James Garretson. “The colorful saga of America’s most notorious big cat owners continues,” Netflix said in a press release (via TVLine). “Sudden fame and unwanted attention from the authorities turns up the heat and unearths some stunning revelations…Thought you knew the whole story? Just you wait.”
While Exotic was the main star of “Tiger King,” it was the rise of his rival and alleged murder-for-hire victim Baskin that took the reality TV world by storm. The kooky cat lover even had her own parody song at one point due to her immense popularity and suspected involvement in her husband’s disappearance. However, she claims to be in no way involved with “Tiger King 2.”