Netflix’s dramatic story of Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic continues as a true crime investigation told exclusively on ID.
Discovery will produce a sequel to the Netflix documentary hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness that will be showcased on ID (Investigation Discovery) as a miniseries this year.
The Netflix miniseries, which premiered all seven episodes on March 20, follows Joseph Joe Exotic Maldonado-Passage, then-owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, aka G.W. Zoo, in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
The new series from Discovery, titled Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic, delves into one of the biggest mysteries in true crime today, helmed by Joe Exotic, himself.
Last April, he was convicted on charges including murder for hire after paying an undercover FBI agent $3,000 to kill animal activist Carole Baskin, proprietor of the Florida sanctuary Big Cat Rescue and a frequent and vocal critic of Maldonado-Passage. Under the name Joe Schreibvogel, he had lost a nearly $1m trademark-infringement lawsuit to her in 2013. Sentenced this January to 22 years in prison for hiring the hitman and other charges, Maldonado-Passage is appealing his conviction.
Discovery commented that its miniseries, being produced by reality-TV specialist Conveyor Media, will reveal the secrets only Joe Exotic knows, showing the exclusive footage that has never been shown and the search to answer the one question: Was Carole Baskin involved in the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis? Is Baskin really a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin’s master plan finally take effect? Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes? No one seems to be talking – except for one man – and that man is the centre of ID’s upcoming investigative series.
Commenting on the new series, Henry Schleiff, Group President 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 exotic animals. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and address the lingering questions that viewers demand to be answered.”
ID airs in the region on OSN channel 505.