More than a year after the phenomenon “Tiger King”, true crime proposed by Netflix, the series returns with a season 2. But Joe Exotic, the king of the wild animals in question, is currently living dark hours in prison.
It’s a barely believable story, worthy of the greatest Hollywood movies and which has captivated millions of viewers. Released at the start of the first confinement, in March 2020, the documentary series Au Royaume des fauves – Tiger king in original version – has become a real phenomenon in the United States. In France, the success has been more modest, but significant enough to make people talk on social networks. Netflix intends to take advantage of the true crime recipe to the end and offers a season 2.
At the heart of this affair, a character who has become legendary: Joe Exotic. His real name Joseph Maldonado, the former tiger breeder, a perfect illustration of the American redneck, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for wanting to kill Carole Baskin, his rival, and for animal abuse. In a letter he wrote and made public on November 4, 2021, the detainee reveals that he has prostate cancer.
On his Instagram account – which has more than 350,000 subscribers – representatives of the beast trainer posted this message in his name: “It is with sadness that I must tell you that the doctors called me today to tell me that my biopsy detected aggressive cancer, I am still awaiting the results of my other test. ” In the rest of this letter, Joe Exotic, who indicates not to search “pity”From the audience, can’t help but allude to Carole Baskin, indicating that she must“ probably be celebrating while reading this post ”. The hatchet obviously seems far from being buried. The detainee, who had been refused presidential pardon from Donald Trump, is due to be tried again in July 2022.
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Tiger king 2 – Where In the kingdom of wild animals in French version – continues the crazy investigation carried out during the first season and finds the protagonists, more than a year after the documentary series that changed their lives, for better or for worse. One of the key figures in the case will nevertheless shine through his absence: Carole Baskin, the target of Joe Exotic. The animal rights activist refused to participate in the second season after becoming the object of much mockery and suspicion on the Web.
The American even sued the streaming platform after the trailer was released, criticizing her for using her image without her consent. Netflix was quick to respond, retorting that their contract gave them the right to reuse footage already featured in Season 1 for promotional purposes. Now, the question is whether this season 2 will make as much noise as the first.