Nicolas Cage is set to take on the role of Tiger King star Joe Exotic in a new TV series.
The 56-year-old Con-Air actor has signed on to portray a zoo owner based on the incarcerated Joe, who became an international name following the success of Netflix docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, which debuted on the streaming site in March (2020).
Variety sources claim the eight-part series will revolve around the life of Joe Schreibvogel, an eccentric zookeeper in Oklahoma, who fights to keep his park open.
The show has been created by American Vandal showrunner Dan Lagana.
Another Tiger King series, starring Ghostbusters‘ Kate McKinnon, is also in development.
She’ll portray a character based on Tiger King’s Carole Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Florida, who Joe Exotic reportedly attempted to have killed. Kate will also executive produce the scripted show, based on stories from Joe Exotic’s podcast.