Jeff Lowe Wasn’t Lying: Netflix Announces New ‘Tiger King’ Episode This Week

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.

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.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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