There’s no denying that last year’s lockdown winner was “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” (later simplified to just “Tiger King”. It even ended up getting its own special aftershow episode hosted by Joel McHale as well as a recent second series. Now Netflix are expanding on the story even more with an in-depth look at Doc Antle in the three-part documentary “Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story”.
Antle was featured in the original series when he was accused by Joe Exotic of euthenising animals in order to free up space for more breeding. It was also claimed by a former employee that he slept with a number of his female staff and it was implied that his private zoo was being run akin to a cult. The new documentary has been made by Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode who made the first two Tiger King seasons. The new show promises to look into the history of troubling accusations behind Doc Antle’s eccentric, animal-loving facade.
A lifelong showman, Doc Antle has built his various careers on theatrics, attracting a slew of admirers along the way. But beneath the eccentric, animal-loving facade lies a predator far more dangerous than his beloved big cats and a man shadier than any of his Tiger King counterparts. Over three episodes, Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story unpacks the truth about Doc, as witnesses come forward to share their troubling stories of abuse and intimidation that set him at the top of the food chain.