Netflix hit series Tiger King starring Joe Exotic is set to return

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Netflix’s hit series Tiger King is set to return for a second series after the streaming service secures the rights to new episodes following its success in the lockdown.

Former U.S. zookeeper Joe Exotic, 57, reportedly agreed to be on the show with husband Dillon Passage, 24, and businessman Jeff Lowe, who took over the facility in 2016.

Joe is currently serving 22 years in prison for plotting to kill activist Carole Baskin who allegedly asked for around £ 1million to participate in the series, according to The Sun.

Returning: Netflix hit series Tiger King starring Joe Exotic, 57 (pictured) is set to return for a second series after the streaming service secures the rights after its success in the lockdown

The series, which has been watched by 64 million households, follows the Oklahoma zookeeper and his battle with Carole, 59, who accuses him of mistreating animals.

An insider revealed that Carole had asked for a “seven-figure sum” that she planned to invest in her Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, but her team did not come to a deal.

They added: “Attending Tiger King has opened up her privacy and she wants to make sure it’s worth it. “

Paycheck: Activist Carole Baskin asked for 'around £ 1million' to participate in series, according to The Sun

Paycheck: Activist Carole Baskin asked for “around £ 1million” to participate in series, according to The Sun

Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted of two counts of vicarious murder.

He was found guilty of plotting to kill his rival Carole.

The ‘Tiger King’ was convinced she wanted to destroy her zoo, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Wildlife Park in Oklahoma.

Convicted: Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving 22 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of vicarious murder

Convicted: Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving 22 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of vicarious murder

Joe was also found guilty of 17 counts of animal abuse and was convicted in April 2019.

A court ruling handed the zoo over to the animal rights activist in June and his businessman Jeff was forced to leave.

However, the Tiger King star maintains his innocence and is hoping the second series can help him clear his name.

Tiger King, who documented the activities of the Big Cat Zookeeper, was led by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin.

Following its March 20 debut on the streaming service, Nielsen reported that it had become Netflix’s most-watched series, garnering 34 million viewers in its first 10 days, THR reported.

An average of 19 million viewers watched the documentary, statistics that rank it with the streaming service’s hit show, Stranger Things.

Co-star: Former U.S. zookeeper Joe, 57, is said to have agreed to be on the show with husband Dillon Passage, 24 (pictured)

Co-star: Former U.S. zookeeper Joe, 57, is said to have agreed to be on the show with husband Dillon Passage, 24 (pictured)

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