TV | April 5, 2020 6:00 am

Report: New “Tiger King” Episode Coming to Netflix

Jeff Lowe says a new episode of the true crime series is in the works

"Tiger King"
The zoo made famous by "Tiger King" has been closed to the public.
Netflix

Netflix’s true crime series Tiger King has emerged as a breakout hit since debuting on the streaming service. Turns out a lot of people enjoy watching a number of impassioned, conflicting figures against a backdrop of exotic animals. Since the show first aired, it’s been the subject of heated debate; it’s also brought a degree of fame to some of the people interviewed in it.

Whether you’re a dedicated viewer of the show or someone more curious about discussing its status as a pop culture phenomenon, the idea of more Tiger King might well sound appealing. According to a new report from Variety, that’s exactly what’s on the way.

In a video posted to Twitter by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, zoo owner Jeff Lowe — who appeared in the series — states that a new episode is on the way, and that Netflix was coming to the zoo to shoot footage, for an episode which would air next week.

As Variety‘s report notes that “[i]t’s unclear whether the new episode will be a follow-up to the show’s seven-episode run or more of a reunion.”

Last month, Netflix announced that it was pausing production on a number of projects due to coronavirus infection-related concerns. It’s not clear if this is an exception to that; Netflix did not respond to Variety‘s request for a comment.

Assuming the report is true, this new episode should give Tiger King fans and skeptics alike something to discuss and debate.

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