Big Cat Rescue owner tells Granthshala Business the original documentary was a ‘misrepresentation’
There’s a “Tiger King” sequel coming to Netflix and a star of the original documentary that definitely isn’t getting into the second round.
The streamer announced on Thursday that “Tiger King 2” will premiere this year. It is created by original “Tiger King” directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin and is being produced by Goode Films Productions in association with Library Films and Article 19 Films.
Carole Baskin, who rose to fame shortly after “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” went viral after its 2020 release, confirmed to Granthshala Business on Thursday that directors are set to star in the sequel. had contacted him.
“Rebecca Chaiklin said she wanted to ‘clear the air’ about the work she did with me on ‘Tiger King. I told her to lose my number,’” said Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. told Granthshala Business.
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Baskin had previously called out Netflix and documentary directors for exaggerating the alleged feud between him and his on-screen rival, Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.
“There is no explanation for this kind of betrayal and false portrayal,” Baskin added Thursday to Granthshala Business.
While Baskin’s distaste with Netflix and the original “Tiger King” was evident, he expressed a different sentiment for Louis Theroux’s 90-minute special “Shooting Joe Exotic”, which aired on the BBC in the UK.
“Hopefully it airs in the US soon. UK audiences loved it because it shed some light on things that weren’t obvious in ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,’” she said.
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“Tiger King” became a global sensation with 64 million homes tuning in in 2020. Although it launched Baskin to stardom, it resulted in viewers questioning whether she had played a role in the mysterious disappearance and death of her first husband, Don Lewis. is baskin vehemently denied the claims.
Earlier this year, Baskin told Granthshala News in an exclusive interview that she felt “betrayed” by the streamer and the show’s creators.
“They completely lied to us about what their final product was going to be,” she said. “Full base behind [the show] Was it a quarrel? For a fight, you must have two people who are fighting. I’ve never had a conversation with Joe. I never even talked to him.”
Representatives for Netflix, Goode and Chaiklin did not immediately return Granthshala Business’s requests for comment on Thursday.