Nicholas Cage Set To Play Tiger King’s Joe Exotic In A New TV Series

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Nicholas Cage Set To Play Tiger King’s Joe Exotic In A New TV Series

You couldn’t make this up, could you?

In truly exquisite Monday evening news, it has just been announced that Nicholas Cage will play the lead in a new TV series called ‘Joe Exotic’, following on from Netflix docuseries, Tiger King, and based on the Texas Monthly article Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into The World Of A Man Gone Wild written by Leif Reigstad.

The new series will feature eight episodes, and is being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios, Variety reports. It will also be written and executive produced by Dan Lagana, showrunner on the Emmy-nominated Netflix mockumentary series ‘American Vandal’.

This role will mark the beginning of Nicholas Cage’s television career, as he plays former zookeeper and big cat owner Joe Exotic—the rambunctious subject of Netflix’s wildly popular series, Tiger King. ‘Joe Exotic’ will follow the life of Joe Schreibvogel, telling the story of how Joe Exotic came about and how he fought to keep his zoo, at all (and any!) costs.

Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence after plotting to murder Big Cat Rescue owner Carole Baskin.

There’s no news yet on when the series will be released, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated. We couldn’t possibly keep it to ourselves.

Featured image: Netflix/Shutterstock

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