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Report: Podcast about ‘Joe Exotic’ to be turned into television series

The strange story of the man known as “Joe Exotic” will be turned into a television series starring “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Content Productions has teamed up with Wondery to adapt the podcast “Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic,” which premiered in August. A network for the series has not been announced.

The podcast takes an inside look at when Florida big-cat-enthusiast Carole Baskin, whom McKinnon will play, learns that “Joe Exotic,” is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She then sets out to shut down his dealings, inciting an ever-escalating rivalry that leads to a murder-for-hire plot and eventual conviction of “Joe Exotic.”

The tale of “Joe Exotic,” whose legal name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is an interesting one. Along with being a big-cat enthusiast and running an exotic animal park in Wynnewood, he was a self-proclaimed country music star and ran for president in 2016 and then governor of Oklahoma in 2018.

In September 2018, Maldonado-Passage was federally charged with conspiring to kill Baskin and several wildlife crimes. He was accused of hiring someone in November 2017 to murder Baskin in Florida and then hiring a person, who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, to commit the murder.

Maldonado-Passage also was accused of killing five tigers in October 2017 to make room for other big cats, and sold and offered to sell tiger cubs. In a phone call to KOCO 5, Maldonado-Passage admitted that he killed tigers but for humane reasons.

“I put five tigers to sleep because they were in pain,” Maldonado-Passage said in November 2018. “They were in pain. They had toenails coming out of their ankles. They had no teeth. They had exposed root

Article source: https://www.koco.com/article/report-podcast-about-joe-exotic-to-be-turned-into-television-series/29718016

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