Investigation Discovery is leaping on the “Tiger King” phenomenon, greenlighting a brand new program that it payments because the “definitive sequel” to the hit Netflix docuseries.
“Investigating the Unusual World of Joe Unique” will study the lifetime of Joseph “Joe Unique” Maldonado-Passage and discover his rival, Carole Baskin, whom Maldonado-Passage has accused of killing her first husband. The restricted sequence is anticipated to premiere later this 12 months on ID.
In a press launch, ID claimed the present will concentrate on “the investigation you didn’t get to see, revealing the secrets and techniques solely Joe is aware of, the unique footage that has by no means been proven and the search to reply the one query each individual in America is asking themselves proper now: though she’s denied it, is Carole Baskin liable for the disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis?”
The ID sequence can be instructed from Joe Unique’s perspective, because it asks questions comparable to whether or not Baskin orchestrated Lewis’ disappearance to take management of his property. “Nobody appears to be speaking — apart from one man — and that man is the middle of ID’s upcoming investigative sequence,” the community stated.
Conveyor Media is behind “Investigating the Unusual World of Joe Unique,” with Theresa McKeown and Colin Whelan as government producers.
“Viewers are understandably riveted by Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ however the thousands and thousands of true crime followers world wide have been left wanting extra,” stated Henry Schleiff, group president of ID, Journey Channel, American Heroes Channel and Vacation spot America. “ID is the proper place to search out the inevitable sequel to this drama — that includes a lacking husband, a success man, and the unlawful enterprise of unique animals. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag and handle the lingering questions that viewers demand be answered.”
Since its premiere on March 20, Netflix’s “Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity” has turn into a popular culture phenomenon. But it surely additionally has been criticized by a number of of its topics — together with Baskin, who slammed the docuseries for “being as salacious and sensational as attainable to attract viewers. As a part of that, it has a section dedicated to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who find themselves not credible, that I had a task within the disappearance of my husband Don in 1997. The sequence presents this with none regard for the reality or usually even giving me a possibility earlier than publication to rebut the absurd claims. They didn’t care about reality. The unsavory lies are higher for getting viewers.”
In the meantime, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister tweeted on March 30 that he’s asking for brand new leads in Lewis’ disappearance.