Kate McKinnon and Kyle MacLachlan Hunt Down Joe Exotic in Official Trailer for Joe vs. Carole: Watch

John Cameron Mitchell stars as Joe Exotic

Even though Tiger King might’ve made audiences feel like we knew everything about its rather colorful cast of characters, Netflix’s smash true crime series left us with more questions than answers about the feud between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic — as well as Baskin’s own checkered history. Today, Peacock has unveiled the official trailer for its forthcoming limited series Joe vs. Carolein which Kate McKinnon and Kyle MacLachlan seek revenge on the most infamous man in the big cat kingdom.

Joe vs. Carole is based on Robert Moor’s podcast Joe Exotic, and presents a fictionalized retelling of the story that made Carole and Joe household names. When Carole (McKinnon) learns that her nemesis and fellow big cat enthusiast, Joe Exotic (John Cameron Mitchell), has been breeding and using his cats for profit, she and her husband Howard Baskin (MacLachlan) are willing to do whatever it takes to shut down Joe’s business. But Joe claims to know some harrowing details about the Baskins himself — particularly regarding the disappearance of Carole’s first husband, Don Lewis — that would tarnish their reputation.

The eight-episode black comedy series, helmed by showrunner Etan Frankel (Shameless, Friday Night Lights), will also star Brian Van Holt, Sam Keeley, Nat Wolff, Marlo Kelly, William Fichtner, Dean Winters, and David Wenham. See the first official trailer for Joe vs. Carole below.

Much to the real-life Baskin’s chagrinTiger King 2 premiered on Netflix back in November. That same month, Exotic announced he was battling “aggressive cancer.”


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