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‘Joe Vs Carole’: Kate McKinnon & John Cameron Mitchell Go Wild In Trailer For Peacock Limited Series

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Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell make their official debut as Carole Baskin and Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, respectively, in the first trailer for the Peacock limited series, Joe vs Carole, above—and it’s wild. All 8 episodes will be available to stream on March 3.

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Kate McKinnon & Kyle MacLachlan in Joe vs Carole Mark Taylor/Peacock

Joe vs Carole—based on the Wondery podcast Joe Exotic: Tiger King, hosted and reported by Robert Moor— centers on Carole, a big-cat enthusiast who learns that fellow exotic-animal lover Joe is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry.

But Carole has a checkered past of her own, and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.

Baskin and Schreibvogel are real-life people who were featured in Netflix’s true-crime documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness released in 2020. Schreibvogel is currently in prison serving 21 years for his role in the murder-for-hire plot against Baskin and crimes against the exotic animals he abused when he owned the now-defunct G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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John Cameron Mitchell, William Fichtner, & Brian Van Holt in Joe vs Carole Mark Taylor/Peacock

Etan Frankel wrote and executive produced the series under his overall deal with UCP. McKinnon also executive produces along with Alex Katsnelson and Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart. EP Justin Tipping directs the series with Natalie Bailey. Joe vs. Carole is produced by UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios.

Watch the trailer in full above.

 

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