Carole Baskin returns for more after Tiger King made her a sensation as she investigates her old nemesis Joe Exotic.
The 60-year-old animal rights activist will explore the treatment of the rare animals at Exotic’s former zoo in her upcoming docuseries Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight, The Hollywood Reporter revealed Thursday.
According to the Discovery+ network, Baskin and her husband Howard will “get their hands dirty and investigate the treatment of big cats, often coming into direct confrontations with dangerous operators.”
Back for more: Carole Baskin, 60, plays out her Tiger King fame as she explores Joe Exotic’s old zoo in her Discovery+ series Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight, according to The Hollywood Reporter
Baskin became a household name after the Netflix documentary series Tiger King was released last year in the early days of the pandemic.
It details the lecherous behavior of zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, who operated the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, which was home to a bevy of big cats.
His reign as one of the leading big cat breeders in the US came to an end in 2018 when he left the zoo, and in 2019 he was convicted of multiple animal cruelty charges and two counts of attempted contract murder for his attempts to have Baskin killed.
Now Baskin teams up with Chealsi, Joe Exotic’s niece, who worked at the zoo and worked near her uncle when she was younger.
The Star: Baskin became a household name after appearing in Netflix’s docuseries Tiger King, which focused on the lustful life of zookeeper Joe Exotic
Dramatic: Exotic was eventually convicted and jailed on multiple counts of animal cruelty and two charges of attempted contract murder for trying to have Baskin killed
Baskin will use Chealsi’s insider knowledge to try to find the remains of animals to use as evidence of Exotic’s possible abuse.
The animal rights activist will expand her scope beyond the GW Zoo to look for evidence of illegal zoo tours.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, an investigation into a shady roadside zoo will lead production to a confrontation with a drug dealer in Miami.
Carole, who started breeding and rescuing cats when she was in her late teens, but her Tiger King fame is due in part to more lecherous rumors the docuseries delved into claiming she was somehow involved. was in the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis, who was pronounced legally dead in 2002.
Finding the Dirt: Baskin will team up with Exotic’s niece Chealsi to try to find the remains of animals to use as evidence of Exotic’s possible abuse
Criminal Behavior: She will also investigate other zoos, with one location leading her and the crew to a drug dealer in Miami
In the middle: a teaser trailer shows her investigations and images of abandoned zoo cages
Fighting: There is also what appears to be a physical confrontation with a group of men
Baskin has vehemently denied any connection to his 1997 disappearance, and she has criticized Tiger King for making her look like a villain.
“This is a unique opportunity for the public to join us behind the scenes for an unfiltered look at how we expose the roadside cub and zoo exploiters who we believe are abusing animals,” Baskin said after the announcement. of the series.
“This is our real job in a dangerous world, and viewers will see our people being threatened, guns pointed at us and the bad guys firing at our drones.”
In the teaser trailer, she criticizes Tiger King’s focus on Joe Exotic’s more extreme behavior, rather than just his treatment of the animals at his zoo.
“We were told that Tiger King was a documentary about wildlife abuse. it turned out to be a reality TV show at best,” Baskin says in the opening story about images of Exotic.
The clip features some short footage of investigators going over what appear to be abandoned zoo cages, and a confrontation with men outside is scene.
There’s also a quick shot of what appears to be a car accident, filmed from the vehicle just after the confrontation, and then a man is seen with wisps of blood dripping from his scalp.
“These people are known for being violent,” says Carole’s husband Howard Baskin.
Professional Assistance: Baskin is seen with an investigator helping her investigate shady roadside zoos and illegal zoo tours
Dangerous: One scene shows what appears to be a car accident, then a man is shown with wisps of blood seeping from a scalp wound
‘You abuse big cats? I’m coming for you,” Baskin says in the teaser’s closing moments.
Viewers can expect a “very different side” of Baskin, Discovery+ said in a statement.
“Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight reveals Carole’s story in her own words,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, the network’s executive vice president of development and production for factual programming. “Viewers will see this larger-than-life personality fighting for the life of her beloved big cat as she discovers and stops the exploitation of these animals.”
The series will debut on Discovery+ on November 13.
Baskin, who recently appeared on Dancing With The Stars, will also be back in the spotlight when Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon plays her on the Peacock series Joe Exotic, while Twin Peaks’ Kyle MacLachlan her husband Howard. plays.
Fighting words: ‘You abuse big cats? I’m coming for you,” Baskin says in the teaser’s closing moments. Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight Premieres on Discovery+ November 13