Will a new king be crowned?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is looking to expand the Tiger King franchise to cover the infamous Siegfried & Roy 2003 tiger attack. The streamer is looking to produce it as a follow-up episode to the successful docuseries.
Siegfried and Roy (Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn) were a duo of magicians who were active from 1990 until 2003, when a seven-year-old tiger attacked Horn during one of the shows at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The attack left Horn permanently injured and led to the closing of the show. He recently died of the coronavirus at the age of 75.
Tiger King was criticized for its sensationalist tone, leading some to believe that the new episode will move the series in a more serious direction. Dr. James Liu, a wildlife veterinarian and field biologist who helped produce the series, said that the new episode would act as a “corrective.” However, a spokeswoman for Goode Films, which represents director Eric Goode, said it is not true that future Tiger King projects are “going in a more conservational route.”
Tiger King‘s popularity has exploded since it first premiered on Netflix to 34 million viewers. Multiple scripted series based on the documentary have been ordered, including one starring Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic and another starring Kate McKinnon as Carol Baskin. While these series have no networks or streaming services attached, Investigation Discovery has placed an order for Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic, which will explore the case of Baskin’s missing husband, Don Lewis.
All episodes of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness are currently streaming on Netflix.
Netflix is looking to expand the Tiger King franchise to cover the infamous Siegfried & Roy 2003 tiger attack.