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Attention Quarantined Cats And Kittens: New Episode Of 'Tiger King' Coming This Sunday

A new installment of 'Tiger King' entitled “The Tiger King and I” will feature new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe. 

By Gina Tron
Where Is 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic Now?

The wildly popular docuseries about people who keep big cats  which captivated a captive audience during the start of society’s cororavirus shutdown — will be tacking on one more installment. 

Netflix has taken to Twitter to announce that a new episode of “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” will be available for streaming this weekend, undoubtedly delighting cool cats and kittens everywhere. 

As Americans across the nation have either been ordered or encouraged to stay home, people have found solace in the seven-episode docuseries, which focuses primarily on the plight of Joe Exotic. He is currently in prison for trying to have his big cat rival Carole Baskin killed.

Rumors of a new episode began swirling late last week after Jeff Lowe, who took over the reigns of Exotic’s zoo, leaked information about a new episode in a Cameo video posted on Twitter Saturday by Los Angeles Dodgers’ player Justin Turner.

Now, Lowe’s promise has been proven true. Netflix tweeted Thursday that a new installment will be available to stream on Sunday.

The episode — entitled “The Tiger King and I” — will be an aftershow hosted by comedian Joel McHale. The episode will feature fresh, new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe. 

The episode’s brief teaser features a cowboy hat-wearing, leopard print-sporting, shirtless McHale with a Finlay-esque tattoo of "NETFLIX" above his groin. McHale said the aftershow will give updates on the docuseries participants’ lives, which he promises will be “eye-opening and hopefully funny.”

Exotic is currently serving 22 years in prison after being found guilty for trying to have Baskin killed in a murder-for-hire plot. Baskin, along with others featured in the docuseries who apparently will not be included in Sunday’s installment, have spoken out against “Tiger King.” Baskin's husband called the directors of the docuseries "con artists."

Doc Antle, who is depicted as possibly running a big cat-based cult in the docuseries, has adamantly defended himself in an interview with Oxygen.com. He claimed he was misled by the filmmakers and also claimed on Instagram that the docuseries is “a quasi fictional drama, more focused on shock value and titillation than fact.” 

Netflix has not yet responded to request for comment on the new episode. It will premiere on the service Sunday, April 12.

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