Carole Baskin Talks “Tiger King” Breakdown & “DWTS” Performance
The cat’s out of the bag!
Peacock released the first look at Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell as Tiger King characters Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin in Joe vs Carole on Friday, Jan. 21. In the pictures, the Saturday Night Live alum wears a long blonde wig, chunky necklace and an eccentric blouse that one would imagine when thinking of the tiger rescuer, and the actor is just as impressive in Joe Exotic’s cowboy hat and mullet.
Peacock also dropped a trailer for the series, giving fans an even closer look at Kate and John’s transformation into the reality stars, whose Netflix docuseries Tiger King captivated the nation in March 2020. The preview details the increasing tensions between Joe and Carole, with the latter declaring, “It’s war.”
Over the course of eight, hour-long episodes, fans will also see Joe’s lakeside wedding to Travis Maldonado and his traveling tiger show.
Series showrunner, writer and executive producer Etan Frankel said, “Joe vs Carole is a wild ride. It’s a fun and rich journey into the story of people who live very extreme lives. When I took on this project a year and a half ago, I found Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin to be utterly fascinating, and this crazy tale about two big cat lovers quickly became an important story for me to tell. I hope that when people watch Joe vs Carole just maybe they’ll see these people that they thought they knew in a brand-new way.”
Naturally, Kate and John are the perfect actors to portray the “larger-than-life” characters,