Netflix has confirmed that a second instalment of the hit docuseries Tiger King will premiere on the streaming service later this year.

The totally adequate Tiger King was released in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and captivated millions of viewers. Documentarians Eric Goode and Rebecca Chailkin captured five-years worth of footage, new and found, for the seven-part documentary.

The plot centers on a rift between eccentric gay zookeeper Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, proprietor of Big Cat Rescue, a Florida animal sanctuary, who campaigns for the closure of Exotic’s G.W. Zoo. An outrageous and unbelievable story unfurls: murder for hire plots, allegations of spousal homicide, animal cruelty, you name it…

It is unclear where the second installment of Tiger King will pick up from, though the series promises “more madness and mayhem.” Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are returning for the second installment, alongside executive producers Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens.

Footage from Netflix’s announcement video for Tiger King 2 captures clips of Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe, and Joe Exotic phoning in from jail, where he is currently serving a 17-year sentence for an attempted murder for hire plot.

The announcement of Tiger King 2 arrived amongst a slate of true crime documentaries set to hit Netflix later this year.

Other titles include The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman, a story of one of the world’s most notorious conmen; The Tinder Swindler, which tracks a man who posed as a billionaire on Tinder (Raya guys, Raya…); Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King an investigation into the mysterious death of cryptocurrency key player Gerry Cotten; and Bad Vegan a profile on restaurant owner Sarma Melngailis, who was conned out of millions by a backer.

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