Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story. Coming December 10th

Tiger King roared into our lives on xx and it seems that pretty much the whole world binged it at once. It spawned countless memes and gifs and was all anybody talked about for weeks. It was a truly bonkers documentary, a look into the bizarre world of some big cat owners and zoos, and a worrying peek into the big cat and exotic animal trade. In the docuseries, we learned a little bit about Doc Antle and his many women, it was pretty unsettling stuff but it got sort of overlooked and forgotten about in all the Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin controversy.

The second season of Tiger King was released a while back, but the five-part season 2 didn’t get nearly as much attention as the first one – probably because the whole world isn’t in a Covid lockdown any more! Season 2 sees more ‘truths’ being spilled from hired hitman Allen Glover, Carole Baskin facing further scrutiny over her husband’s disappearance, and much more Jerry Springer-type shenanigans. What else would you expect?

However, something else has spun from the Tiger King docuseries, and that is a deeper look into Doc Antle and his mysterious past. Doc Antle is the owner of a private zoo in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where he keeps exotic animals and breeds big cats. He was indicted on charges of wildlife trafficking, animal cruelty, and violations of the Endangered Species Act in 2020.

The three-part documentary is coming to Netflix on December 10th and is expected to show what lies beneath the animal-loving front that Doc Antle shows to the outside world, with witnesses coming forward on camera to tell their stories.

Written by Dave Cunningham

Raised and born in West London. Dave is currently studying BA in Psychology at CUNY Hunter College. Netflix favourites: You, Stranger Things, Ozark & Virgin River.

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