John Cameron Mitchell Cast as Joe Exotic in ‘Tiger King’ Limited Series

John Cameron Mitchell Cast as Joe Exotic in ‘Tiger King’ Limited Series
Joe Exotic,” the upcoming limited series adaptation of the Wondery Podcast that also inspired the Netflix reality hit “Tiger King,” has added an exciting new face to its cast. Indie filmmaker and actor John Cameron Mitchell has been added to the cast as the larger-than-life Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, better known by fans simply as Joe Exotic. Mitchell joins the previously announced Kate McKinnon, who will be playing Schreibvogel’s rival Carole Baskin. The NBCUniversal Television series will air across NBC, Peacock, and USA Network, as also previously announced.

“I’m thrilled to take on the role of this modern folk antihero,” said Mitchell in a statement. “Joe and I are the same age and like him, I grew up queer in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas so I feel like I know a little bit about this guy and his desperate attempt to conquer an inhospitable world.” Variety first reported the news.
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