Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness follows the exploits of Joe, a prolific tiger breeder who ran a private zoo in Oklahoma. He is currently serving a 22-year sentence in jail for plotting to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin and other wildlife violations.
While he’s locked up in Texas following his 2019 conviction, his husband Dillon Passage told U.K. newspaper Metro the zookeeper-turned-felon is in high demand and in talks to hit the airwaves with a new radio show.
“This radio station here in the U.S. wants him to have his own radio show from inside the prison,” he said. “So we’ll see what happens with that. It’s kind of mind-blowing.”
Talking about Joe’s reaction to the monumental success of Tiger King, Dillon said: “I know he absolutely loves the attention. He’s got a load of really good feedback, a lot of letters, a lot of emails.”
The shocking program became an instant hit with fans amid the coronavirus lockdown, having reached a U.S. TV audience of 34.3 million unique viewers within the first 10 days of its release, according to Nielsen estimates.
Several spin-offs, including a reported movie, a TV series starring Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon, and an Investigation Discovery channel “definitive sequel”, are said to be in the works.
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