There’s nothing that’ll make you feel the burn of the COVID-19 pandemic like the announcement of a sequel to Tiger King. Okay, so maybe there are plenty of other, more life-threatening things, but you know what I mean, right? Tiger King came along during a time when much of the world’s population were urged to shelter in place and avoid contact with the outside world. Fast-forward to today when Netflix has announced Tiger King 2, a sequel documentary to its 2020 smash hit.
Tiger King 2 promises “more madness and mayhem,” according to the press release. Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are returning for the second installment, as well as executive producers Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens. Good and Chaiklin will also serve as executive producers.
Although it remains unclear of when in the timeline of events Tiger King 2 take place, a teaser for Netflix’s upcoming slate of true-crime documentaries shows Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel behind bars. As a point of note, Schreibvogel is currently serving a 17-year prison sentence.
Tiger King has received its share of criticism for its exploitative, tabloid-journalism treatment of its sensitive subject matter, including several crimes against both human beings and endangered animals. The docuseries follows Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, a zookeeper and big cat breeder currently serving jail time after being convicted in a murder-for-hire plot against his professional and personal rival Carole Baskin, who runs a non-profit animal sanctuary and is trying to make private ownership of big cats illegal in the U.S.
In addition to Tiger King 2, Netflix announced several true-crime documentaries slated for the streamer, including The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman, The Tinder Swindler, Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, and Bad Vegan.
You can find full descriptions for the aforementioned documentary presentations below:
The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman
From the acclaimed filmmakers behind The Imposter, this three-part series tells the jaw-dropping story of one of the world’s most audacious conmen who was convicted in 2005 for stealing fortunes and destroying multiple lives. But now, in an incredible twist, the story reaches into the present day, with a desperate family who fear for their mother’s safety.
Directed by Sam Benstead, Gareth Johnson; Executive Produced by Bart Layton and Rebecca North; and produced by RAW.
The Tinder Swindler
The jaw-dropping story of a prolific conman who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder and the women who set out to bring him down.
Directed by Felicity Morris; Executive Produced by Bart Layton and Sam Starbuck for RAW; Jeff Gaspin and Eric Levy for Gaspin Media; Stuart Ford and Lourdes Diaz for AGC Studios.
Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King (Film)
Follow a group of investors turned sleuths as they try to unlock the suspicious death of cryptocurrency multimillionaire Gerry Cotten and the missing $250 million they believe he stole from them.
Directed by Luke Sewell; Executive Produced by Sophie Jones, Morgan Matthews; from production company, Minnow Films.
Bad Vegan (Series)
Celebrity restaurateur Sarma Melngailis becomes the “Vegan Fugitive” when she’s conned out of millions by a man who convinces her that he can expand her food empire and make her beloved pit bull immortal — as long as she never questions his increasingly bizarre requests.