Updated on Mar 25, 2020. Posted on Mar 25, 2020

    There Might Be A Follow-Up To "Tiger King", The Netflix Docuseries Literally Everyone Is Talking About

    "To be continued ... we have a crazy amount of footage and it's a story that's still unfolding."

    By now, I'm sure you'll have at least heard of Netflix's brand-new, absolutely insane documentary series, Tiger King.

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    The series follows Joe Exotic — owner of a big cat park in Oklahoma — and several other big cat owners across America, and the story is genuinely the wildest (no pun intended) I've ever witnessed. Seriously, people can't get over it.

    Me: I can’t stop thinking about, talking about, or reading about the coronavirus Netflix: let me introduce you to Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. #TigerKing

    In case you don't believe me, Tiger King is not just about animal welfare — there's country music, polygamy, drugs, mysterious disappearances, possible cult activity, and murder-for-hire.

    If you're like me, you'll have made it through all seven episodes in less than 24 hours. But you don't need to worry about getting bored, because according to the documentary's creators, they have plenty of material for a Season 2.

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    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, filmmaker Rebecca Chaiklin said the story is "to be continued".

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    "We have a crazy amount of footage and it's a story that's still unfolding," she said. "We're not sure yet, but there could be a follow-up on this story because there's a lot that's still unfolding in it, and it'll be just as dramatic and just as colourful as what has unfolded these past few years."

    Meanwhile, codirector Eric Goode addressed the theories that the subjects of the documentary had been paid to lie or exaggerate their personalities and stories.

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    "That's categorically false," he said, before adding that they only paid some people for their life rights or archive footage.

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    "This was because part of the way into the story was after Joe was arrested, a lot of media piled on to tell the story," he explained. "So we did secure life rights for a few characters, and we also compensated people for content and the rare location fee. But other than that, we did not pay people."

    "You didn't have to exaggerate in this world, it was as colourful," Chaiklin added. "You couldn’t have made this stuff up. No exaggerations needed. It's categorically untrue."

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    You can read the full interview with Entertainment Weekly here, and if you haven't seen Tiger King yet, you should absolutely watch it on Netflix right now.

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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