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Tiger King’s Joe Exotic rules on ID

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic

Crime-focused US cablenet Investigation Discovery (ID) has commissioned a docuseries focusing on Joe Exotic, the main subject of hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic focuses on Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, a tiger breeder who ran a roadside animal park in Oklahoma before his arrest and imprisonment for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.

The ID show seeks to shed more light on the truth behind the plot, whose target was Carole Baskin, owner of animal sanctuary Big Cat Rescue.

Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic features exclusive footage and is produced by US-based prodco Conveyor Media. Theresa McKeown and Colin Whelan serve as exec producers and Rebecca Sirmons is co-executive producer.

Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said: “Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s Tiger King, but the millions of true crime fans around the world were left wanting more.

“ID is the perfect place to find the inevitable sequel to this drama – featuring a missing husband, a hitman and the illegal business of [trading] exotic animals. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand be answered.”


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