In the wake phenomenal success of Tiger King, numerous projects were announced looking to capitalise on the Netflix documentary series – the most intriguing of which may well be a scripted TV series starring Nicolas Cage as the infamous Joe Exotic.
Based on the Texas Monthly article Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild and shepherded by Amazon Vandal showrunner Dan Lagana, the logline for the as-yet-untitled series reads:
“The show centers around Joe Shreibvogel (Cage), an eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park — even at the risk of losing his sanity. The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”
The news follows the recent announcement, that NBC, Peacock and USA have teamed up to grant a series order to Joe Exotic, a limited series starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin. Meanwhile, Tara Reid is also apparently being lined up to portray Baskin in a feature film.