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A New Documentary On 'Tiger King' Star Carole Baskin Is Coming

A New Documentary On 'Tiger King' Star Carole Baskin Is Coming

By now the whole world is mad about Tiger King. Literally, everybody.

So it will come as no surprise that, following the success of the Netflix hit, there's going to be another TV documentary about one of its key players.

Yep, to please all you cool cats and kittens, Investigation Discovery is creating a true crime documentary of its own about the one and only Carole Baskin, delving into the disappearance of her second husband, Don Lewis, in further detail.

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One of the main conspiracies explored in the original Netflix doc is regarding the disappearance of Don Lewis, the former husband of animal activist and Big Cat Sanctuary owner Carole.

Don Lewis' disappearance is a mystery to this day (Credit: Netflix)
Don Lewis' disappearance is a mystery to this day (Credit: Netflix)

The theory that Carole killed her husband is now widely believed by many following the smash-hit docu-series, and is also central to Joe Maldonado-Passage (Joe Exotic) and many others' hate campaign against her.

While Joe, his crew and Don Lewis' ex wife and children are adamant she crushed him up in her meat grinder and fed him to her tigers, Carole has always vehemently denied the allegations, and there is no evidence to prove them.

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But, in the midst of mass speculation, Investigation Discovery will seek to unveil new information about the missing millionaire, and shine more light on what might have happened to him

Carole Baskin and Don Lewis will be investigated again in this new documentary (Credit: Netflix)
Carole Baskin and Don Lewis will be investigated again in this new documentary (Credit: Netflix)

"Is she a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband?

"Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin's master plan finally take effect? Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes?

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"No one seems to be talking - except for one man - and that man is the center of ID's upcoming investigative series."

Well, now we're dying to know more.

Joe Exotic claims he still has some tea to spill on Carole Baskin (Credit: Netflix)
Joe Exotic claims he still has some tea to spill on Carole Baskin (Credit: Netflix)

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It should come as no surprise that the one man is Joe Exotic. (You know, despite the claims that he was "done" with "that b*tch Carole Baskin" for good... )

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Yep, the new series will be called Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic, and promises to offer "the investigation you didn't get to see" in the Netflix doc, uncovering more secrets that only Joe himself knows, and offering exclusive footage that we've never seen before.

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There's no official air date yet, but given the hype around Tiger King right now, you can bet they're not going to waste any time getting this one out.

We'll update you as soon as we know more!

Millionaire Don Lewis went missing in 1997 (Credit: Netflix)
Millionaire Don Lewis went missing in 1997 (Credit: Netflix)
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For those who need a catch up, Wildlife on Easy Street owner Don Lewis went missing back in 1997, leaving the majority of his money to Carole.

The documentary went on to explore how he went missing, suggesting he could have fallen out of his plane when flying at sea, started a brand new life in Costa Rica with another woman or - most sinisterly - been brutally killed by Carole.

Don Lewis' case remains open to this day, and Florida authorities even recently made a plea for new tips after the documentary hit the airwaves.


Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has become a huge success since its release on the streaming platform - and there's even reportedly another episode coming next week.

Told through a mix of archival and new footage, we learn about the big cat subculture in America, focusing on the eccentric Joe Exotic, who is currently serving 22 years for a murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin.

But the story appears to be far from over. Since filming aired, Carole has released a huge blog post slamming the producers' "lies" and they way they represented her.

Plus, her nemesis Joe Exotic is reportedly launching a $94 million (£78 million) lawsuit from prison.

Exotic - who resides at Grady County Jail in Chickashi, Oklahoma - is claiming a massive conspiracy led him to be locked up, and to the death of his mother.

Yikes. Stay tuned for more on that one...

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: tiger king, True Crime, Joe Exotic, TV News, TV Entertainment, Carole Baskin

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