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Nevertheless, we now welcome back our strange and murderous hillbillies with their flying mullets and limited teeth-to-people ratio. After more than a year of waiting, Tiger King 2’s anticipated second season goes live today, 17 November 2021.
The first series focused on the world of big cat enthusiasts and private zoos in the United States, emphasising Oklahoma’s GW Exotic Animal Parkland, which was owned and operated by Joe Exotic.
Even though the show began focusing on the rivalry between Exotic and Baskin, it quickly shifted to a true crime focus.
According to the Tiger King 2 trailer, the upcoming season will be just as thrilling as its predecessor.
Watch the trailer for Tiger King 2 here:
What will Tiger King 2 be about?
The show will presumably pick up right where viewers left off. Fans will investigate the plot to assassinate Carole Baskin along with the stream of unfished business from the first season.
In 2019, Joe Exotic was convicted of the murder-for-hire plot.
Jeff Lowe, Joe’s business partner, turned foe, will also take centre stage in the sequel.
Looking back at the colourful saga of America’s most notorious big cat owners, Netflix explains that the second season will be just as exciting as the first.
“With Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo, the Emmy-nominated saga continues its twisted course with Tiger King 2 as newfound revelations emerge on the motivations, backstories, and secrets of America’s most notorious big cat owners,” Netflix explains in a statement.
Moreover, the streaming services adds, “Old enemies and frenemies, including Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover, and James Garretson return for another season of murder, mayhem, and madness. Thought you knew the whole storey? Just you wait.”
The cast of Tiger King 2
The Tiger King 2 trailer reveals which cast members will return for the sequel.
In addition to Joe, the trailer includes Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover, and James Garretson discussing how their lives have changed since the first series.
Carole Baskin was also seen in throwback footage in the clip.
We also get a glimpse of a slew of new faces and experts.
Will Carole Baskin, on the other hand, make an appearance in Tiger King 2?
One has to admit that Joe wasn’t the only series star who made a name for himself, with his nemesis, animal rights activist Carole Baskin, achieving global acclaim for her role in the documentary.
Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue, has made no apologies for her feelings about the show. She has actually been very critical of Tiger King. She was accused of murdering her husband during that time (allegations Baskin has denied).
Considering this, it is improbable that crazy-eyes Carole will appear in Tiger King 2.
Baskin explained why she declined the offer to appear in Tiger King 2 in an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com.
In the interview, she stated that they were duped into thinking the show would be about big cats, but it turned out to be a freak show. Following this, Baskin filed a lawsuit against Netflix and a production company for Tiger King 2. She claimed that the streaming service used her footage without her permission.
Baskin claims in her lawsuit that in the appearance release documents, she and her husband permitted the production company to use their footage only for the “single, initial documentary.” This contract did not appear to include any future projects.
Because of this, Baskin’s lawsuit claims that the production company violated the terms of the Appearance Releases by using film footage of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue in promotional trailers for the series’ sequel entitled.
However, Baskin’s lawsuit appears to have failed.
What has become of Joe Exotic’s tigers and other animals since Jeff Lowe took over his zoo?
Baskin was granted control of the zoo by a judge in June 2020, prompting Lowe and his wife, Lauren, to relocate several animals to “Tiger King Park.” a new location they opened in Thackerville. The zoo only lasted a few months, with federal agents seizing 68 big cats in May.
According to an affidavit from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, inspectors discovered that the animals received a nutritionally deficient diet, inadequate and untimely veterinary care, and insufficient weather protection.
With so much drama surrounding Tiger King, be sure to get your dose of more mayhem with Tiger King 2, premiering today, November 17, 2021.
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