Here’s Everything We Learned from Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Cast Reunion Special

ICYMI: Netflix recently dropped an all-new bonus episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. From the returning cast members to the current status of Jeff Lowe’s “hot nanny,” here’s everything we learned from Netflix’s highly anticipated reunion special, Tiger King and I.

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1. Who Appeared In ‘tiger King And I’?

The reunion special is hosted by Joel McHale and features interviews from a slew of current and former employees of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. This includes Jeff and Lauren Lowe (the couple who took over the zoo), Eric Cowie (head zookeeper), John Reinke (former manager) and Kelci “Saff” Saffery (former animal keeper).

The episode also includes several people from Joe Exotic’s past, like Josh Dial (former campaign manager), John Finlay (ex-husband) and Rick Kirkman (former producer).

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2. Did The Cast Watch ‘tiger King’?

While some cast members—like Finlay—binged-watched the show in one day, others have yet to indulge in the docuseries. For example, Cowie admitted that he hasn’t watched Tiger King, claiming that he doesn’t care about what happens to Joe Exotic. “I am here for the cats,” he said.

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3. Will There Be A ‘tiger King’ Movie?

We’re not entirely sure, though we do know that several big names—including Ryan Murphy, Rob Lowe and Kate McKinnon—are developing their own versions of the Netflix series. If the story makes it to the big screen, Reinke revealed that he wants Matthew McConaughey to play him. Saff, on the other hand, thinks Johnny Tsunami should portray his character.

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4. Does Jeff Lowe Still Have A ‘hot Nanny’?

Yes. Lowe confirmed that he and his wife, Lauren, still have a “hot nanny,” who is doing “excellent.” *Eye roll*

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5. What’s Next For Joe Exotic?

Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for several charges of animal abuse and murder-for-hire. According to Kirkman, the tiger expert won’t “last long” in the real world if he’s released early.

There, there, kitty kitty.


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