Will there be a bonus episode of Tiger king on Netflix? It’s not a question we expected to ask, but thanks to a recent comment from Jeff Lowe, one of the stars of the show, it’s in everyone’s mind. Here’s what you need to know about the additional rumored episode and when it might become available.
In a Cameo video sent to Justin Turner, a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player who posted the clip on Twitter, Lowe claimed that Tiger king was filming an additional episode. “Netflix is adding one more episode. It will be next week. They’re shooting here tomorrow,” he said. Aside from Lowe’s comment, however, there have been no announcements or words from any of the other cast members. According to NBC News, Netflix did not respond to a request for comment on April 5, so all hope for a new episode should be taken with a grain of salt until Netflix itself confirms things.
Of course, this would not be entirely unprecedented on the part of Netflix. Lowe’s comments give the impression that the potential bonus episode is some sort of epilogue or “where are they now” story. Earlier this year, Netflix surprised viewers with a Love is blind reunion episode, announced only a few days before its final broadcast. However, it is difficult to imagine a full-fledged “meeting” format for eventual Tiger king episode. Since some of the actors, notably Doc Antle and Carole Baskin, were particularly exasperated about their performances in the series, and Joe Exotic himself is in prison, a real “meeting” would not be possible, and it could be hard to convince some actors to let Netflix film them again, if not already in their contracts.
Tiger king has certainly been one of the fastest growing shows on Netflix for quite some time. After the exploits of a group of breeders, caretakers and big cat enthusiasts, the docuseries won huge success for its overseas characters and the juicy drama attracting conspiracy theory. But until Netflix reveals its plans for the future of the show, this is just speculation.