Peacock has a treat for all your cool cats and kittens.
The Joe vs. Carole TV series from the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service has a trailer and a premiere date.
All eight episodes will be released on Thursday, March 3.
“Based on the Wondery Joe Exotic podcast, hosted and reported by Robert Moor, the limited series will center on Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast, who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel breeds and uses his big cats. cats for profit,” reads the series description.
“She sets out to shut down her business, inciting a rapidly escalating rivalry,” he continues.
But Carole has a checkered past and when the claws come out, Joe “will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as his hypocrisy”.
“The results are proving dangerous.”
In the aforementioned clip, we see the couple go to war.
“She wants to play with me, I can play with her,” Joe said.
“We knew it would take two extraordinary actors to portray these larger-than-life people as the complex, three-dimensional individuals that they are,” showrunner Etan Frankel said in a statement shared by Peacock on Friday.
“John Cameron Mitchell is one of the most gifted and thoughtful actors I have ever worked with.”
“He cares so much about his job and his performance is breathtaking.”
“And Kate McKinnon is simply remarkable. She can make us laugh out loud one moment and break our hearts the next.”
“It was an absolute pleasure to watch these two outstanding actors transition into these roles.”
Not too long ago, two drama series based on Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin were in the works.
Nicolas Cage was set to star as an Amazon Original Series.
Ultimately, Amazon canceled the series amid rumors that interest in the story was waning.
“We should clear the record. I read two great scripts, which I thought were great, but I think Amazon ultimately felt it was material that became past because it took so long to let it come together,” Cage told Variety. .
“They felt at one point it was lightning in a bottle, but that point has since faded and it’s no longer relevant,” he added.
Netflix aired a docuseries that was an overnight hit in 2020, just as stay-at-home orders were in the works due to COVID-19.
The second season was not as successful, and it is unlikely to get another season from the streamer.
Alas, check out the teaser for Peacock’s new show below.
Paul Dailly is the associate editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.