Nicolas Cage set to play Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ in new scripted TV series

funny shit 05/05/2020

You thought you'd finally heard the last of Tiger King? Unfortunately not..

A new scripted Netflix show has officially been confirmed, focussing on Joe Exotic - the eccentric zookeeper that stars in Netflix's extremely popular docuseries 'Tiger King'. Nicolas Cage has been confirmed as playing the role of Exotic.

The eight-episode series isn't strictly based on the Netflix Tiger King docuseries, but a TexasMonthly article written by Leif Reigstad about Exotic. CBS Television, who are producing the series, bought the rights to the article in 2019. 

A press release about the new show from Buzzfeed says:

“The story centers around Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a Joe Exotic, an eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park even at the risk of losing his sanity. The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”

Cage is the only actor currently confirmed in the series... Uhh this should be interesting.