Arriving nearly three years after the 'Tiger King' series hit Netflix screens, it's our first look at the upcoming scripted adaptation of the Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin fiasco.
The Peacock series 'Joe vs Carole' is hitting our screens this March, which is based on the real-life happenings between two at-war figures in the animal business.
In case we hadn't seen their rivalry enough on our screens, the Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin saga will continue in the form of a scripted comedy series about the pair. John Cameron Mitchell ('Girls', 'Mozart in the Jungle') will play the hot-headed and country music-loving owner of G.W. Zoo, Joe Exotic; while 'SNL' star Kate McKinnon plays the poker-faced owner of Big Cat Rescue, Carole Baskin.
Time will tell if 'Joe vs Carole' is arriving on screens too late in the game. When the initial documentary series hit Netflix (just as the world went into lockdown mode) it became a global phenomenon, catapulting these animal enthusiasts into pop culture. However, Netflix concocted a follow-up series, which was released last year, and one couldn't help but notice that there was noticeably less interest from viewers the second time around.
Another Joe Exotic-influenced series was in development at Amazon last year, but it has since been shelved. Nicolas Cage was on board the project, cast as Exotic, but the studio decided to pull the plug as it was deemed "no longer relevant" to the general public.
So, will anyone want to tune in to see a dramatisation of everything we already know about these two figures? The jury's out on that one. One question remains: how do you make something that is already so over-the-top, even more so?
Here's the trailer.
All eight episodes of 'Joe vs Carole' will be available to watch via Sky TV and NOW from Friday, March 4.