That B%$#* Carol Baskin: Kate McKinnon To Lead Joe Exotic Series for NBC Universal



While interest has seemed to dwindle over the strange tale of Joe Exotic and the Tiger King scandals and streaming series, it appears to be heating up again. With Nicolas Cage set to appear in one project for CBS Television, NBC Universal has their very own Tiger King saga in the works. And Kate McKinnon is now officially on board as the lead star, Carol Baskin. Variety has reported on the news story today!

The new show that will center on Baskin will pick up when she learns of Exotic's mistreatment of the big cats. In the series, the two real life characters will be pitted against each other in the ultimate power struggle to gain control of the park. She will attempt to shut down his park for his mismanagement and breeding of the exotic animals, which of course will start the lifelong feud between the two central characters of the story. 

It was initially announced back in November, but has now firmed up plans for the series that will make its premiere on several outlets including the Peacock, NBC, and the USA Network. This is similar to what HBO has been doing with their new HBO Max service. NBC looks to copy some of their format in hopes of recreating that success. 

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