Louis Theroux has revealed his intentions behind creating another documentary about Joe Exotic after the self-proclaimed Tiger King’s story proved a huge hit on Netflix.
The journalist, 50, says he wants to present a version of Joe that is less of a “caricature” than the Netflix documentary portrayed.
The documentary-maker is visiting the subject of the series in a new feature-length BBC special.
It comes 10 years after Louis first met Joe while creating the BBC film America’s Most Dangerous Pets.
The zoo owner, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, later rose to “fame” after being the subject of the hit Netflix series and is now behind bars.
The 58-year-old was convicted on charges that he took part in a murder-for-hire plot against Big Cat Rescue boss Carole Baskin. He was also found to have violated federal wildlife laws.
Carole Baskin is set to be a part of this documentary after agreeing to an interview with Louis.
On March 25, the journalist’s company Mindhouse tweeted a photo of Louis raising an eyebrow as he posed two metres away from Carole.
They wrote alongside the image: “At last! @louistheroux finally meets @carole_baskin, a decade since first filming with Joe Exotic.”
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