‘Joe Exotic’: Kate McKinnon Series to Air on NBC, USA Network, Peacock

August 26, 2020

While the world’s obsession with "Tiger King" is slowly starting to diminish, Hollywood is making sure no one forgets Joe Exotic.

If you love the mullet-rocking, tiger-training zookeeper, you will have the chance to watch Kate McKinnon star as his rival in a limited television series.

According to Deadline, the “Saturday Night Live” star will play Carole Baskin, the female lead who tried to shut down Joseph Maldonado-Passage's for-profit breeding of lynx.

The feud between Maldonado-Passage and Baskin became a hit with the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.”

NBCUniversal Television said the series, ordered without a pilot episode, is expected to release on NBC, Peacock, and USA Network.

McKinnon also will be an executive producer for the show with the working title of “Joe Exotic.”

No roles have been cast, and production and release dates have yet to be announced.

The hit Netflix series told the story of Joe’s rise as a private zoo owner and big cat handler and his history of crime in being found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot to kill a Florida woman, his animal activist arch enemy. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for hiring someone to try to kill Big Cat Rescue owner Carole Baskin.

If Joe seems familiar, you may remember him from his 2016 run for president, which earned him a segment on “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” one month before Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

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