The ‘Tiger King’ series with Nicholas Cage canned in the writer’s room
The Tiger King series which was supposed to star Nicholas Cage as Joe Exotic for Amazon Prime has been deleted.
Netflix’s Tiger King documentary series made Joe Exotic the star he always wanted to be. In May of last year, Variety announced that an eight-part Exotic-centric series is being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios, and Nicholas Cage will play Joe.
The series was based on Leif Reigstad’s Texas Monthly Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild article and was to show how the bizarre zookeeper had fought to keep his park open all the way. losing your mind.
This role was Cage’s first regular television role. The veteran actor received nods for his work in films like Leaving Las Vegas and Adaption.
Now Deadline reveals that the show is dead at the writing stage and shouldn’t be relaunched in the future. However, if you want more stories centered around Joe Exotic, Peacock has started production on their limited series, which will star Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic.