Just When You Thought Tiger King Had Ended

Cast member Jeff Lowe says Netflix will air new episode 'next week'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2020 11:10 AM CDT
Can't Get Enough Tiger King ? You May Be in Luck
This file photo shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as "Joe Exotic."   (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)

"Joe Exotic" has become a household name for anyone who's been holed up at home with a Netflix account, because Tiger King—the "enthralling" and "disturbing" true-life series that documents the strange goings-on at the Oklahoma roadside zoo run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage and an equally strange cast of characters—is all anyone has been watching. Now, one of those cast members says a bonus episode is on the way to supplement the previous seven, Variety reports. "Netflix is adding one more episode," says Jeff Lowe, who took over the zoo from Maldonado-Passage before the latter went to prison. "We'll be on next week. They're filming here tomorrow." There's been no official comment yet from Netflix.

Lowe made his announcement via a video sent to Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, a fan of the show, along with his wife. Fox News notes that Lowe has been accused by some fans of having something to do with Maldonado-Passage's murder-for-hire arrest so he could gain full control of the park; Lowe denies playing any part in his former partner's legal troubles. Meanwhile, an extra episode will likely find an eager audience: Business Insider reports that Tiger King has been the most popular title on Netflix for two weeks straight. It's also among the top three most-watched TV series as of Monday on Rotten Tomatoes. (The series has reinvigorated authorities' interest in the disappearance of the husband of one of the main characters.)

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