Hey! That extra episode of Tiger King that was supposed to air this week? It’s actually real, and Netflix has officially announced it for April 12th, this Sunday.
The Tiger King and I — a Tiger King after show hosted by Joel McHale and featuring brand new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe — will premiere April 12 pic.twitter.com/8fbbNdaiDA
— Netflix (@netflix) April 9, 2020
So ummm, yeah. As I’ve said before, we’re never going to be rid of these Tiger King folks. The special will be hosted by Joel McHale, and it’s a bunch of new interviews with the wacky characters surrounding imprisoned big cat dude Joe Exotic.
When the rumors first surfaced it was unclear whether we should take them seriously. All we knew is that they came from the most unreliable of sources: Jeff Lowe, aka the guy who stole Joe Exotic’s zoo away from him. In a sea of villains, Jeff Lowe is the seediest of the bunch, which is really saying something. But he was shooting straight this time.
Considering there’s nothing new from Joe Exotic or his primary target, Carole Baskin, I wonder if this episode will achieve the incredible ratings heights of the series.