Netflix Announces 5 New True Crime Docs, Including “Tiger King 2”





Netflix is continuing the outrageous and sordid saga of Joe Exotic with Tiger King 2, a new true crime documentary coming later this year. With “Joe Exotic” (Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage) currently serving a lengthy prison sentence, there’s no word yet on what the storyline of this sequel will be. The first documentary series roared into 64 million living rooms with its tale of a rivalry between big cat owners, a hire for murder plot, the ultimate demise of “Joe Exotic,” former owner of the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.

Netflix announced four other true crime documentaries coming in the works, all of which will be heading to the streaming service in 2022.

Tiger King 2 — Coming This Year

  • The global hit Tiger King, which attracted 64 million households in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere, will return to Netflix for more madness and mayhem. 
  • Directors: Eric Goode, Rebecca Chaiklin 
  • Executive Producers: Chris Smith, Fisher Stevens, Eric Goode, Rebecca Chaiklin
  • Production Company: A Goode Films Production in association with Library Films and Article 19 Films

The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman — Series Premieres in January 2022 

  • From the acclaimed filmmakers behind The Imposter, this three-part series tells the jaw-dropping story of one of the world’s most audacious conmen who was convicted in 2005 for stealing fortunes and destroying multiple lives. But now, in an incredible twist, the story reaches into the present day, with a desperate family who fear for their mother’s safety.
  • Directors: Sam Benstead, Gareth Johnson
  • Executive Producers: Bart Layton, Rebecca North
  • Production Company: RAW 

The Tinder Swindler — Film Premieres in February 2022

  • The Tinder Swindler tells the jaw-dropping story of a prolific conman who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder, and the women who set out to bring him down.
  • Director: Felicity Morris
  • Executive Producers: Bart Layton and Sam Starbuck for RAW; Jeff Gaspin and Eric Levy for Gaspin Media; Stuart Ford and Lourdes Diaz for AGC Studios
  • Production Company: RAW 

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King — Film Premieres in 2022

  • Follow a group of investors turned sleuths as they try to unlock the suspicious death of cryptocurrency multimillionaire Gerry Cotten and the missing $250 million they believe he stole from them. 
  • Director: Luke Sewell 
  • Executive Producers: Sophie Jones, Morgan Matthews
  • Production Company:  Minnow Films 

Bad Vegan — Series Premieres in 2022

  • Celebrity restaurateur Sarma Melngailis becomes the “Vegan Fugitive” when she’s conned out of millions by a man who convinces her that he can expand her food empire and make her beloved pit bull immortal — as long as she never questions his increasingly bizarre requests.

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