Nicolas Cage Will Play Joe “Exotic” In ‘Tiger King’ Based Series

’Tiger King’ has been one of the most talked-about series this year, and it seems like viewers will get more of Joe “Exotic,” Carole Baskin and friends soon.

According to Variety, there is a scripted series in work based off the subject of the ‘Tiger King’ docuseries that premiered on Netflix earlier this year.

#NicolasCage has been tapped to play the main character Joe “Exotic” in the upcoming 8-episode series.

The series is set to be produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios.

The outlet also confirmed that the series will be based off a Texas Monthly Article titled ‘Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into The World of a Man Gone Wild,’ by writer Leif Reigstad.

The series will revolve around Joe “Exotic’s” life as an exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who will do whatever it takes to fight for his park no matter the cost.

“The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation,” Variety reveals.

Showrunner for ‘American Vandal’ is set to write, executive produce and serve as show-runner as well for the yet untitled series. Paul Young is also set to executive producer.

At this time, there is no release date for the series.

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