Tiger King Creators Reportedly Working On Follow-Up About Siegfried And Roy
The creators of Netflix's wildly popular docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness are reportedly working on a follow-up project about two other huge names within the big cat world: Siegfried and Roy.
The German-American duo were well-known for their Las Vegas show, which regularly featured white lions and tigers. However, in 2003, Roy Hornsuffered a career-ending injury when a seven-year-old white tiger attacked him during a performance.
Before the incident, Horn - who passed away at the age of 75 last week after contracting coronavirus -and co-star Siegfried Fischbacher had been huge during the 80s and 90s.
Now it looks like they could be the subjects of a new Netflix project from Goode Productions, the team behind Tiger King, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The entertainment news site was contacted by Dr. James Liu, a wildlife veterinarian and field biologist who is the associate director of the Turtle Conservancy, who requested contact information for Chris Lawrence, a former tiger handler for Siegfried & Roy's Las Vegas show that THR had profiled about his PTSD following the infamous 2003 tiger attack involving Horn.
During the call, Liu reportedly indicated he also worked as part of Tiger King's production team, and claimed work was underway on a 'follow-up episode, under the Tiger King name'.
He also said that Goode Films, the production company behind the documentary, hoped said follow-up would 'specifically act as a higher-minded corrective to both the original seven-episode series as well as comedian Joel McHale's aftershow special, the latter of which was not produced by the filmmakers'.
However, a spokeswoman for Goode Films has since told THR that it is 'untrue that the direction is going in a more conservational route' on the forthcoming material.
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LADbible has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Eric Goode, the co-director of Tiger King, has a huge passion for animal conservation, and previously told LADbible about how his now-famous documentary about Joe Exotic was originally supposed to be aboue reptile dealers.
Goode said: "I started out trying to film this sort of underground world of reptile dealing.
"Someone drove up one day with a snow leopard, and I was just shocked that you could just buy a snow leopard. And that took me into the world of big cat ownership in America, and all these roadside zoos."
Speaking of people like Joe Exotic and his rivals, Goode added: "People should not be exploiting these incredible animals for monetary gain.
"I do not see any redeeming aspects of what they're doing. They're exploiting these animals, there's a lot of suffering and cruelty taking place and it's quite a selfish pursuit.
"I think that ultimately if you want to save tigers, the right solution is to save tigers in the wild."
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