‘Tiger King’ Star Says There Are Hours Of Shocking Unseen Footage For A Potential Season 2
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John Reinke, the right-hand man of notorious big-cat owner Joe Exotic, claims there are as many as three new episodes in the pipeline.
Reinke, who lost both his legs in a zipline accident, caught the attention of viewers in the original series with his tattooed artificial legs.
The 54-year-old, who now works as a mechanic, also hinted that the drama surrounding the show was far from over, telling The Mirror: "there's going to be more lives turned upside down out of this deal."
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The former zoo hand said: "There's so much more content that needs to be in there and I know Netflix have footage for two or three more episodes. The Network said they are going to be in touch with me about it.
"There's still a bunch of other footage out there. Joe had a bunch of directors through the zoo at various points and they took the footage with them.
"They filmed everything and took what they had on video with them. That footage is also likely to surface at some point."
Talking about the dark side of the show, Reinke hinted that the shadowy twists and turns of the Tiger King saga - which saw Exotic get 22 years for a hitman plot to kill big cat conservationist Carole Baskin - were far from over.
He told The Mirror that lives had been "turned upside down" and said "I don't think the FBI are done investigating everything and everybody involved in this Tiger King show."
Reinke's comments come as two other Tiger King-related productions are reportedly in the works.
According to Variety, Nicolas Cage is set to star as the gun-toting, mullet-sporting former zoo owner in a new TV adaptation, written and exec-produced by Dan Lagana (American Vandal, Deadbeat).
There's also Full Moon Productions' Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King, which Reinke describes as "a little comedy about these girls who heard the story and decide to help the Tiger King out".
Talking about the casting of the Dan Laguna project, Reinke is quoted in The Sun as saying: "There's talk of Matthew McConaughey playing me in a bigger budget film with Nicolas Cage playing Joe, the Tiger King.
"McConaughey's a good actor and I really think he could play me really well. I like the guy. He's real subtle, real nice and I just think he'd be a good me."
However, the ex-big cat handler sounded less convinced by the reported casting of Nicolas Cage as his former employer.
"I think David Spade would be a good Joe Exotic because he has the demeanour and sports a mullet real good. I've got mixed feelings about that because there is a rumour Nicolas Cage is going to play him."
Tiger King: truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Tiger King is available to stream on Netflix now.