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Tiger King 

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (original title)
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A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot.
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
John Reinke ...  Self - Manager, G.W. Zoo 7 episodes, 2020
Kelci Saffery ...  Self - Animal Keeper, G.W. Zoo 7 episodes, 2020
John Finlay ...  Self - Joe's Husband / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Rick Kirkham ...  Self - Producer, Joe Exotic T.V. / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Carole Baskin ...  Self - Big Cat Rescue 7 episodes, 2020
Joe Exotic ...  Self - G.W. Zoo 7 episodes, 2020
Erik Cowie ...  Self - Head Keeper, G.W. Zoo 6 episodes, 2020
Bhagavan Antle ...  Self - Myrtle Beach Safari 6 episodes, 2020
Howard Baskin ...  Self - Big Cat Rescue 6 episodes, 2020
Eric Goode ...  Self - Filmmaker 6 episodes, 2020
Jeff Lowe ...  Self - Businessman 5 episodes, 2020
Lauren Lowe ...  Self - Jeff's Wife 4 episodes, 2020
Joshua Dial ...  Self - Joe's Campaign Manager / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Sylvia Corkill ...  Self - Reporter, News 9 4 episodes, 2020
Tim Stark ...  Self - Wildlife in Need 4 episodes, 2020
James Garretson ...  Self - Businessman 3 episodes, 2020
Allen Glover ...  Self - Handyman, G.W. Zoo 3 episodes, 2020
Dillon Passage ...  Self - Joe's Husband 3 episodes, 2020
Larry Rhodes ...  Self - Gavin County Oklahoma 3 episodes, 2020
Marc Thompson ...  Self - Joe's Security Guard 3 episodes, 2020


Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe's arrest for a murder-for-hire plot, and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner. Written by Netflix

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According to press reports published after the series aired, the country music "performed" by Joe Exotic and excerpted in various episodes--like other aspects of his life--is not entirely what it seems. Joe Exotic reportedly commissioned up-and-coming country musicians Danny Clinton and Vince Johnson to produce the music for the stillborn G.W. Zoo reality series, with Joe's creative contributions reportedly being limited to background vocals and suggesting song topics. Joe allegedly did not actually write, play instruments, or sing lead on any of the songs.

Johnson claims to have been taken aback when Joe produced the music videos and posted them on YouTube, depicting himself as the main performer and taking credit for music he did not write or produce. See more »


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Pathological Liars Abound
22 March 2020 | by SGSypultSee all my reviews

Interesting series on many levels, but everyone featured is a pathological liar and experienced various mental illnesses. The truth means nothing to these people, so it will never be found. Protecting the animals is the only thing we should care about here. The actual "animals" are the featured people: Baskin, Antle and Schreibvogel. Sick, awful human beings.

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Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness See more »

Filming Locations:

Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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