The Netflix documentary series Tiger King: murder, chaos and madness has created quite a stir in the world.
Although the focus has been on Joe Exotic and his wildlife park, there has been a lot of talk about the founder of Big Cat Rescue Carole Baskin and her missing ex-husband.
As a result, a new unofficial spinoff series will delve into what happened to Jack ‘Don’ Lewis.
The American crime documentary chain Investigation Discovery (ID) has announced plans to air “exclusive footage” which will hopefully answer some of the questions surrounding the disappearance of Mr. Lewis.
The chain said in a statement: “Love it or hate it, Carole is now in the central ring of the circus of big cats.
“Is she a selfless and protective animal crusader who has found an unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or Are we finally seeing Carole Baskin’s master plan? Despite her claims of innocence, she orchestrated the disappearance of Don Lewis to take control of his fortune, consolidate power and devastate his enemies.
“No one seems to speak – except a man – and this man is the focus of the next ID investigation series. “
This man is, of course, Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joe Maldonado-Passage, Carole’s biggest rival and the star of Tiger king.
ID adds that the spinoff series will be “the investigation you have not been able to see, revealing the secrets that only Joe knows about and the exclusive images that have never been shown.”
The Netflix documentary underscored the fierce rivalry between Exotic and Baskin, the latter pleading for an end to the former’s tiger farming practices.
It’s no surprise that Joe is willing to talk about Baskin and her ex-husband, given that he pushed the theory that Carole killed Don.
Mr. Lewis disappeared without a trace in August 1997.
His case is still considered “open” by Florida police and they recently pleaded for new information to light Tiger king documentary.
Carole vehemently denied any involvement in Don’s disappearance and responded to the allegations released by the documentary series in a long article on her blog.
She said, “When the directors of the documentary Netflix Tiger king came to see us five years ago, they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed the abuses to SeaWorld) which would expose the misery caused by the endemic breeding of small felines for the exploitation of small animals and the horrible life that cats lead in zoos and backyards by the road if they survive. ”
“There are no words to say how disappointing it is that docuseries not only do none of this, but have the sole purpose of being as salacious and sensational as possible to attract viewers.
“In this context, it contains a segment dedicated to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I played a role in the disappearance of my husband Don 21 years ago. “
ID did not give a release date on the new documentary series, but there is no doubt that the chain will run quickly as the world is captivated by Tiger king.