Investigation Discovery is creating their own Tiger King series, greenlighting a new program that it bills as the “definitive sequel” to the hit Netflix docuseries.

Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic will take a look at the life of Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage and explore his rival, Carole Baskin, whom Maldonado-Passage has accused of killing her first husband. The limited series is expected to premiere later this year on Investigation Discovery. The series will be told from Joe Exotic’s perspective, as it asks questions such as whether Baskin orchestrated Lewis’s disappearance to take control of his estate.

In a press release, Investigation Discovery claimed the show will focus on “the investigation you didn’t get to see, revealing the secrets only Joe knows, the exclusive footage that has never been shown and the search to answer the one question every person in America is asking themselves right now: although she’s denied it, is Carole Baskin responsible for the disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis?”

“Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America. “ID is the perfect place to find the inevitable sequel to this drama — featuring a missing husband, a hitman, and the illegal business of exotic animals. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand to be answered.”


Since its premiere on March 20, Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness has become a pop culture phenomenon as one of the streamer’s most popular shows.

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