Netflix sets follow-up episode of the ‘Tiger King’

Monitoring Desk

LOS ANGELES: A new episode of Netflix wildly popular “Tiger King” will air this weekend, bringing fans up-to-date with the lives of the smash hit zookeeper documentary’s surreal subjects.

The series about a gay, mullet-wearing private zoo owner who calls himself “Joe Exotic” now in prison for murder for hire has become a US cultural phenomenon, providing welcome relief to a nation under coronavirus lockdown.

Exotic and his menagerie of giant cats were watched a reported 34 million times in just 10 days following its release last month, and the show s impact has even reached the White House.

President Donald Trump this week offered to “take a look” at granting a pardon to Exotic real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage following a light-hearted exchange with a reporter at a press briefing.

Netflix confirmed in a tweet on Thursday that “The Tiger King and I”, billed as an “after show” hosted by Joel McHale (“Community”), will premiere Sunday.