Nicolas Cage will play Joe Exotic in a new Tiger King scripted TV series. The eight-episode series is based on the Texas Monthly article Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild by Leif Reigstad.
As for Nicolas Cage, the Tiger King scripted series will be his first-ever role for TV. The Academy Award winning actor was actually the top choice for the role of Joe Exotic.
The story centers around Joe Schreibvogel, aka Joe Exotic. “An eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park even at the risk of losing his sanity.”
The series will “live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”
In other words, this new series is going to be pretty crazy. It will deliver some insight into how Exotic ended up in Netflix’s Tiger King. It looks like the world of Joe Exotic is about to get a whole lot bigger and weirder.