More details about the scripted 'Tiger King' series are cropping up, including the fact it'll be filmed in Queensland.
A new Tiger King series starring Joe Exotic and his arch-nemesis Carole Baskin is set to start filming soon in Queensland, of all places. The show will be based on the true events played out in the wildly Netflix popular doco released in March: Carole (who will be played by Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon) is a big cat enthusiast wanting to put a stop to Joe ‘Exotic’ Schreibvogel’s big cat breeding shenanigans. It's set to air on US networks NBC and USA Network, as well as the streaming service Peacock.
The Tiger King show will be one of three shows set to be produced in Queensland. Naturally, QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was pretty chuffed with the news. “These productions are expected to contribute around $143 million to the Queensland economy,” she said via TV Tonight. “More than 3,500 local cast, crew and extras will also be employed to work across the three shows and many more jobs supported in numerous industries like hospitality, tourism, transport and logistics.”
“Due to the measures we have in place and the amazing efforts of Queenslanders in dealing with this pandemic, Queensland is one of the safest places to film not just in Australia, but in the world. Queensland locations, together with talented crew and first-rate facilities like Brisbane’s Screen Queensland Studios, are able to deliver what these big budget productions need", she continued.
“We’re able to support the industry and get people back into work in a COVID-safe environment.”
Earlier this month, we reported Nicolas Cage had signed on to play Exotic in a new Tiger King project – we're guessing it's the same one.
Main Image Credit: Tiger King, Netflix