The saga of Joe Exotic is getting another Hollywood chapter, with Kate McKinnon starring as his rival in a limited TV series.
The Saturday Night Live star will play Carole Baskin, who sought to shut down Joseph Maldonado-Passage's for-profit breeding of big cats. The conflict became a pop culture sensation with Netflix's docuseries Tiger King.
The series, ordered without a pilot episode, will be based on the Wondery podcast Joe Exotic, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said on Tuesday.
It's planned for release across three corporate siblings: the NBC broadcast network, cable's USA channel and the recently launched Peacock streaming service, NBC Universal said.
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McKinnon also will be an executive producer for the show with the working title of Joe Exotic, Maldonado-Passage's nickname. He's also known by the surname Schreibvogel.
Maldonado-Passage is serving a 22-year federal prison term for killing five tigers and plotting to have Baskin killed. In June, a federal judge awarded Baskin ownership of the private Oklahoma zoo run by Maldonado-Passage.