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Kate McKinnon's 'Joe Exotic' series ordered by NBCUniversal

Kate McKinnon's 'Joe Exotic' series ordered by NBCUniversal
Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 19:21:39-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The saga of Joe Exotic is getting another Hollywood chapter, with Kate McKinnon starring as his rival in a NBCUniversal limited 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."

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said Tuesday that the limited series will be based on the Wondery podcast "Joe Exotic," also the working title for the series.

Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, is serving a 22-year federal prison term for killing five tigers and plotting to have Baskin killed.