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‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Resentenced to 21 Years in Prison

A federal judge resentenced Tiger King Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year despite pleas from the former zookeeper for leniency as he begins treatment for early-stage cancer. “Please don’t make me die in prison waiting for a chance to be free,” he tearfully told a […]

‘Tiger King’ Subject Joe Exotic Set for Resentencing Later This Month

A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday set a Jan. 28 date for the resentencing of Tiger King‘s Joe Exotic. U.S. District Judge Scott Palk set the resentencing for 10 a.m. and granted the defendant’s request to be transported to Oklahoma City for the hearing. A federal appeals court in July ruled that Joe Exotic, whose real […]

Carole Baskin to Investigate Treatment of Big Cats at Joe Exotic’s Former Zoo in Discovery+ Docuseries (Exclusive)

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is investigating the treatment of big cats at the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic — and with the help of his niece — in a new docuseries for discovery+. Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight will document Baskin’s investigation into the treatment of these animals alongside her husband, Howard, and their team. […]

Kyle MacLachlan Cast as Carole Baskin’s Husband in Joe Exotic Series

Kyle MacLachlan is returning to TV for a based-on-a-true-story limited series that’s perhaps even weirder than Twin Peaks. MacLachlan will play Howard Baskin, the even-keeled and supportive husband of big cat rescue sanctuary owner Carole Baskin in Peacock’s Joe Exotic series. Note that this character is not Don Lewis (Baskin’s second husband who infamously vanished […]

Peacock’s ‘Joe Exotic’ Series Adds Lex Mayson to Cast

Peacock continues to round out the cast of its series Joe Exotic, based on the story of Tiger King subjects Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel and Carole Basking. The latest addition is Lex Mayson, who will play Saff, one of Joe’s (John Cameron Mitchell) employees. Their credits include web series Lockdown and roles on Batwoman and Hulu’s […]

William Fichtner to Replace Dennis Quaid in Joe Exotic Limited Series

Peacock’s Joe Exotic limited series is making a cast change. William Fichtner (Prison Break) is taking over the role Rick Kirkman, a reality show producer. The news comes just a few weeks after the streamer announced Dennis Quaid for the role. Quaid “had to step away from the role due to a scheduling conflict.” The […]

Peacock’s ‘Joe Exotic’ Drama Enlists Nat Wolff

Peacock’s Tiger King series is rounding out its cast. Actor-musician Nat Wolff has boarded the Joe Exotic limited series starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell. Based on Wondery’s Joe Exotic podcast from host and reporter Robert Moor, the show centers on big cat enthusiast Baskin (SNL‘s McKinnon), who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” […]

Kate McKinnon’s ‘Joe Exotic’ Drama Will Be Exclusive to Peacock

NBCUniversal’s high-profile Joe Exotic drama starring Kate McKinnon is no longer headed for broadcast television. After announcing that the series based on the Wondery podcast of the same name would air across NBC, USA Network and Peacock, the media company’s new streaming and TV regime has decided that the content of the limited series would […]