Trailer Drops For New Series About Joe Exotic And Carole Baskin
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Saturday Night Live favourite Kate McKinnon will be donning the leopard print and flower headbands as Baskin, while John Cameron Mitchell takes on the role of her straight-talking arch-nemesis Joe Exotic.
"He is a psychopath who wishes me dead," McKinnon's Baskin says of Exotic in the trailer, before warning: "It's war."
The cast also features the likes of Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Baskin’s current husband Howard, David Wenham, who stars as her former partner Don Lewis, and 30 Rock's Dean Winters, portraying Jeff Lowe.
The eight-part series drops next month on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, which is available on Sky and NOW at no extra cost.
It is based on the 2020 Wondery podcast Joe Exotic: Tiger King, which was hosted by journalist Robert Moor – who spent years collecting interviews and spending time with key figures seen in the hugely popular Netflix saga.
After watching the trailer, many fans expressed their excitement online, with one tweeting: "This’ll be great."
Someone else said: "This show is going to be so wild #JOEvsCAROLE."
A synopsis from Sky says: “JOE vs CAROLE is based on the real-life events and the fierce rivalry between Carole Baskin and Joe ‘Exotic’ Schreibvogel and their two Big Cat businesses. Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon will play Carole and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) takes on the role of Joe Exotic.
“Based on the original podcast, the series also stars Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) as Howard Baskin, Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town) as John Reinke, Sam Keeley (68 Whiskey) as John Finlay, Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) as Travis Maldonado, Marlo Kelly (Home & Away) as Jamie Murdock, William Fichtner (Prison Break) as Rick Kirkham, Dean Winters (30 Rock) as Jeff Lowe and David Wenham (Iron First) as Don Lewis.
“Written and executive produced by Etan Frankel, Kate McKinnon also executive produces alongside Alex Katsnelson and Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy and Aaron Hart. The series is directed by Justin Tipping and Natalie Bailey. The series is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.”
All episodes of Joe Vs Carole will be available to stream on Peacock from 4 March, exclusively on Sky and NOW.