Hosted by Joel McHale, the episode will feature new interviews with several of the people who appeared in the docuseries. “I talk to a lot of people involved in the project — Jeff and Lauren Lowe, Saff, Erik Cowie, John Finlay, John Reinke, and Rick Kirkham — to see what’s happened in their lives since the release of the series,” McHale says in a teaser unveiled on Twitter on Thursday. “It’s eye-opening and hopefully, funny.”
The Tiger King and I — a Tiger King after show hosted by Joel McHale and featuring brand new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe — will premiere April 12 pic.twitter.com/8fbbNdaiDA
— Netflix (@netflix) April 9, 2020
The main subject of the series, Joe Exotic (aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage), remains incarcerated after being found guilty on murder-for-hire charges and wildlife violations. He has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Exotic is not slated to appear in the after show. Another prominent figure in the docuseries, Carole Baskin, is also not expected appear in the follow-up. The series explored her being a person of interest in the disappearance of her former husband, Jack Donald “Don” Lewis. She has denied any wrongdoing. In the wake of the airing of Tiger King, Florida’s Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is seeking leads in the disappearance of Lewis.