'Tiger King' has been Netflix's most popular title for 2 weeks straight

Lawrence Kim
April 7, 2020

The 57-year-old star of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - who is now serving 22 years in jail for a murder-for-hire plot and several federal charges of animal abuse, including violations of the Endangered Species Act - has insisted he doesn't have any interest in reigniting his feud with the animal rights activist and just wants to get his life back.

Meanwhile, another star of the series has said the streamer is adding a new episode this week.

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Tiger King star Joe Exotic.

But ID will focus less on the wild personalities of big pet owner Joseph "Joe Exotic" Maldonado-Passage and more on the Netflix show's biggest unsolved mystery: What happened to Carole Baskin's missing husband? Only, instead of a bouncy ball that highlights the words, a bouncing tiger head helps you follow along with the lyrics. At least, according to zoo owner Jeff Lowe, who you'll remember from the show and who shared the news in a video circulated on Twitter by Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner. "No one seems to be talking - except for one man - and that man is the center of ID's upcoming investigative series".

"Tiger King" is also Rotten Tomatoes' most popular TV series right now with a 93% critic score and an 89% audience score (though that's down from its 97% critic score and a 94% audience score last week).

"For those who love Netflix's particular flavor of true crime and docuseries, which depend heavily on wild characters and addictive pacing in order to keep a couchbound audience entertained, "Tiger King" will undoubtedly scratch a particular itch", Variety wrote.

Carole tried to stop him breeding the animals, and the two became enemies - which is said to have led him to plot to kill her, something he was later imprisoned for.

Andy is a reporter in Memphis who also contributes to outlets like Fast Company and The Guardian.

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