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5 May 2020, 14:53
Tiger King is turning into a scripted miniseries and Nicolas Cage has been cast as Joe Exotic, but who else is part of the cast? When will it drop and what’s the plot?
Nicolas Cage has been cast as tiger-breeder Joe Exotic for the exciting portrayal, which will be his first TV series role, and he definitely has some big shoes to fill!
But who else will be in the Tiger King series? When is it released and what’s it about? Here’s what we know.
Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios will be producing the new series, which has confirmed leading actor Nicolas Cage.
Nicolas will be joined by award winning-television writer and producer Dan Lagana, who was also the showrunner of Netflix’s successful show American Vandal.
A release date is yet to be confirmed and we still don’t know what network or streaming service the show will debut on.
However, according to CBS, the series will be taken to networks ‘in the next few days’.
The eight-episode scripted show is setting out to be a traditional series, rather than a documentary.
It will be based on the 2019 Texas Monthly article ‘Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild’, by Leif Reigstad.
The series will have a similar plot, just executed differently, as the summary reads: "The story centres around Joe Shreibvogel, 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."