Netflix has announced that its hit documentary Tiger King will be returning for a second season later in 2021, following the success of the first season — which hit streaming just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and is indelibly associated with the early days of COVID lockdown culture, a mix of heady escapism at a time when leaving home seemed impossible.
It’s March 2020. Everyone is stuck at home due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bored with nowhere to go, no one to see, and nothing to do, you — along with millions of others, boot up Netflix and find a new documentary series called Tiger King, a salacious, practically unbelievable story of the rise and fall of self-made tiger zoo magnate Joe Exotic (and his rivalry with fellow tiger aficionado Carol Baskin).
You hit play.
There isn’t too much information about the upcoming second season — only that it will bring “just as much mayhem and madness as Season 1,” which seems like a high bar to clear. Netflix hasn’t even announced a hard release date or debuted a trailer yet, either; the announcement came as part of the company’s reveal of its upcoming true crime documentary slate, which also includes The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman, The Tinder Swindler, Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King and Bad Vegan (all of which are A.) real shows and movies, and B.) all debuting in 2022).
Tiger King is coming back this year — and Season 2 promises just as much mayhem and madness as Season 1! pic.twitter.com/mFBUxtAl6i— Netflix (@netflix) September 23, 2021
It’s sometime in 2021. Everyone is still stuck at home because of the still raging Delta variant of COVID-19. Bored with nowhere to go, no one to see, and nothing to do, you — along with millions of others, boot up Netflix and watch the newly announced season two of Tiger King, which delves deeper into the strange tale of Joe Exotic.
You hit play.
Given that Exotic himself is currently in federal prison, it’ll be interesting to see what parts of the story Netflix is focusing on in the upcoming second season. That said, with how popular the show was when it first debuted (even if some of that attention has since waned), it’s obvious that Netflix would want to try and capture the magic a second time with a sequel.
It’s sometime in 202X. Everyone is still stuck at home because of the still raging Omega variant of COVID-19. Bored with nowhere to go, no one to see, and nothing to do, you — along with millions of others, crank up your hand generator and boot up Netflix and watch the newly announced season six of Tiger King, detailing the rise of the Tiger King Joe Exotic, Ruler of the Middle United States.
You sigh and press play.
Tiger King season 2 will arrive on Netflix later this year.