Anybody who’s seen Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness can’t stop talking about Tiger King. The Netflix docuseries debuted two weeks ago, and ever since its release, it has dominated pop culture and social media. People can’t get enough of the bizarre, sad world of big cat breeding. Well, for everyone and their mothers who ate the show up, apparently another episode of Tiger King is soon coming to Netflix.
A New Episode?
Maybe take this news with a grain of salt given the source, but one of the subjects of the series, Jeff Lowe, says Netflix is releasing another episode. Nobody trusts Jeff Lowe on the show. Fewer people even like Jeff Lowe on the show. Lowe is one of the many unsavory characters in the series, and according to him, we’ll see him again in a new episode. Lowe revealed on Twitter:
“Netflix is adding one more episode. It will be on next week. They’re filming here tomorrow.”
Netflix hasn’t commented on it yet. They didn’t confirm or deny another episode is coming. Would it be an addition to the seven-episode series or a reunion/recap? Lowe and Netflix haven’t said, but lately, the streaming giant has been doing more reunion episodes for their shows, such as the delightfully trashy Love is Blind. Which is also far too watchable given what it’s about.
The Tiger King Craze
The critical darling, which has almost 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, is getting everybody talking. It’s a hypnotic series that just gets loonier, sadder, and more intense as it goes along. Critics, audiences, and social media went nuts for it. Memes were huge. Nobody could stop quoting and talking about Joe Exotic, who’s like a living and breathing Coen Brothers character on steroids.
Now, just like some audience members, the makers of the show take it too easy on Exotic and treat too much of his violent outbursts and braindead schemes as comedy. Exotic is the hero in his own story, but he’s also a villain. In the end, there’s no mistaking it. At times, the show took too much of the horror lightly.
Why We’d Watch More Tiger King
Tiger King leaves people wanting more, for good and bad. It’s such an epic ensemble story, so even with over six hours of story, that wasn’t enough time to fully explore all of the characters, conflict, and drama in Exotic and the gang’s world. There was one especially troubling major turn of events involving suicide that wasn’t given enough time or respect. It’s a very good show, of course, but sometimes, it rushed through serious events and questions to get to entertainment value. Obviously, there’s a lot of story to cover, but the story could’ve used more episodes or, heck, a whole other season. If Netflix did indeed make another episode, though, we’re here for it. As is the rest of the world.
Tiger King Synopsis
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.
Tiger King is now streaming.