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A New Episode of 'Tiger King' Is Coming to Netflix on Sunday

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Jeff Lowe of 'Tiger King' | Netflix
Jeff Lowe of 'Tiger King' | Netflix

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens -- you're in luck if you can't get enough of Netflix's latest bonkers true crime docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness. An additional new episode is on the prowl, and headed to Netflix on Sunday, April 12. 

The news leaked last week when Jeff Lowe, the current owner of G.W. Zoo and one of the stars of the series, said "Netflix is adding one more episode," and the streamer confirmed the announcement on April 9. Before Netflix took to Twitter to share a trailer ahead of the April 12 release, the news originally surfaced in a video of Lowe that Justin Turner of the LA Dodgers actually posted to Twitter. He said he received the clip from a mutual friend who got Lowe to film it after hearing the baseball star discuss the series on his podcast Holding Kourt. 

It was unclear whether the announcement was accurate or not for several days before Netflix confirmed it, especially since it was solely based on Lowe’s word -- and the man did more or less take Joe Exotic's big cat zoo out from under him. With an appropriately strange, cheetah-print heavy trailer, Netflix revealed Lowe wasn't messing around and shared that the new episode will be a special after-show, similar to what the streamer did in the past with their reality hit Love Is Blind's reunion. The one-off, The Tiger King and I, is hosted by comedian and Community star Joel McHale and features interviews with him and a handful of familiar faces from the series like John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe to discuss "what's happened in their lives since the release of the series."

Ripe with meme-able material, Tiger King has taken the internet by storm ever since it dropped on March 20, based on how truly maddening the show gets and its cast of characters who are somehow wilder than their beloved felines. While some of the core cast members like Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic are notably not involved, filming for the docuseries did start all the way back in 2014 and wrap up early this year, so the new installment is likely to have some interesting developments from those who are featured and be just as unpredictable as the rest of the series. 

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Sadie Bell is the entertainment editorial assistant at Thrillist. She's on Twitter at @mssadiebell.