The Joe Exotic series that Nicholas Cage is set to star in and produce has been picked up by Amazon Prime. As you know, Joe Exotic became a household name thanks to the popularity of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King.
The series is based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild” by Leif Reigstad, and the story “centers around Joe Shreibvogel, an eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park — even at the risk of losing his sanity. The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”
Joe Exotic is now in prison after being sentenced to 22 years for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin, Joe Exotic continues to make headlines, most recently for his pardon request letter to President Donald Trump.
The series is set up at CBS TV Studios and hails from producer Brian Grazer. American Vandal showrunner Dan Lagana will serve as showrunner.
This isn’t the only series project that Cage is developing at Amazon, he’s also working on Highfire, a TV series based on the adult thriller novel by bestselling Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer, on which Cage voices the lead character and executive produces.