- TV News -'Tiger King 2' Might Be The Least Interesting Of Netflix's Upcoming True Crime Docs
Buckle up, it's about to be a wild ride. Netflix confirmed Tiger King 2 is coming before the end of the year, but that's not all. Netflix just teased a whole new true crime line-up, and honestly, Tiger King 2 might just be the least interesting of them all.
Tiger King will always have a place in our hearts. The docuseries that traced the rise and fall of Joe Exotic and his tiger zoo became an early quarantine favorite. It was so popular, it's inspired a few other television projects, including a miniseries starring Kate McKinnon as Joe Exotic's foe, Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin. There's no new info on what, exactly Tiger King 2 will cover. (Spoiler alert: Tiger King ended with Exotic going to jail for an alleged plot to kill Baskin.) But, new footage glimpsed in the true crime teaser trailer suggests that it will feature new footage of Joe in jail. It's unclear whether all the players form Tiger King will return for the sequel docuseries, but fans of Baskin definitely shouldn't hold their breaths. She was pretty upset that the docuseries suggested she may have been involved in the disappearance of her first husband, Don Lewis — something she has adamantly denied.
Tiger King 2 is expected to premiere sometime this year, and will set the stage for a whole slew of new true crime titles coming in 2022.
There's The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman, coming in January. The docuseries will tell the story of "the world's most audacious conmen who was convicted in 2005 for stealing fortunes and destroying multiple lives," per a press release. The Tinder Swindler (my personal fave), coming in February, will follow the saga of a conman "who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder and the women who set out to bring him down." It's basically John Tucker Must Die but IRL, and I am here for it.
Continuing the conman trend, there's Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, which will trace the investigation of a grew of "investors turned sleuths" who are desperate to find out what happened to cryptocurrency multimillionaire Gerry Cotten, who they believe might have stolen $250 million. And finally, Bad Vegan, about the "Vegan Fugitive" Sarma MeIngailis who was "conned out of millions by a man who convinces her that he can expand her food empire and make her beloved pit bull immortal." (Relatable. Who among us hasn't been fooled by someone promising pet immortality?)
Personally, I love a good amateur detective story, so The Tinder Swindler will absolutely be number one on my watchlist in the new year. What about yours?