The first photos of John Cameron Mitchell playing the Tiger King Joe Exotic and Kate McKinnon playing his tiger rival Carole Baskin have arrived today -- this is for Joe Vs Carole, the fictionalized retelling of the Netflix pandemic-hit reality-program Tiger King, which latched onto our fast spiraling early-2020 mindsets and distracted us for a hot minute before we realized what we'd done and that we should feel properly guilty about it.
That said! I totally watched Tiger King (the first season anyway) and these two actors being cast in these two roles is enough of a mad stroke of genius that I have clearly got to watch this new take, no matter how I feel at this point about these real people and the whole gross spectacle of their lives. There's no me saying no to John Cameron Mitchell and Kate f'ing McKinnon! So fingers crossed that this series becomes the definitive comedic telling of this sordid tale, and we can forget about the real folks, when Joe Vs Carole premieres on Peacock on March 3rd. Here's our first teaser: