Updated: 8 April 2021
The Tiger King will roar into our queues once more.
On Thursday, Netflix announced the eighth installment in the controversial Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness docuseries, titled The Tiger King and I. Taking the form of an after show hosted by Joel McHale of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, the updated installment is due out April 12 and will feature new interviews with many of the original series’ subjects.
“I talk to a lot of people involved in the project — Jeff and Lauren Lowe, Saff, Erik Cowie, John Finlay, John Reinke, and Rick Kirkham — to see what’s happened in their lives since the release of the series,” McHale says in a teaser posted to Twitter. “It’s eye-opening and hopefully, funny.”
Notably, the series will not include updates from stars Joe Exotic, who is currently under COVID-19 quarantine in the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas; Carole Baskin, who has claimed Tiger King producers interviewed her under false pretenses; and Doc Antle, who has criticized the show for incorrectly portraying him as the leader of an alleged sex cult.
Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage is similarly not slated to appear.
In a statement given to Mashable, Netflix representatives described the installment as giving the cast “a chance to tell their story directly, giving us inside info, opinions, and insight into the controversial, captivating series that has become a global sensation.”
They declined to comment on if The Tiger King and I would feature the extra footage left out of the original cut that Tiger King producers said could merit a follow up release of its own.