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“Tiger King 2″ leads Netflix true crime roster

The infamous Tiger King (pictured) is returning to Netflix this year in a follow-up to the streamer’s hit docuseries, Tiger King: Mayhem, Murder and Madness. Tiger King 2 — a Goode Films ...
September 23, 2021

The infamous Tiger King (pictured) is returning to Netflix this year in a follow-up to the streamer’s hit docuseries, Tiger King: Mayhem, Murder and Madness.

Tiger King 2 — a Goode Films Production in association with Library Films and Article 19 Films — will be directed and executive produced by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin. Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens also serve as EPs.

The project was announced on Thursday (Sept. 23) alongside a true crime documentary and two series slated to premiere next year, in addition to the previously announced film, The Tinder Swindler.

Hailing from the filmmakers behind The Imposter, three-parter The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman tells the story of conmen convicted in 2005 for “stealing fortunes and destroying multiple lives,” and the present day impact.

Produced by Raw, the series will debut in January 2022. Sam Benstead and Gareth Johnson serve as directors; Bart Layton and Rebecca North executive produce.

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King follows a group of investors turned sleuths as they investigate the death of cryptocurrency millionaire Gerry Cotten.

The film is produced by Minnow Films with Luke Sewell directing. Sophie Jones and Morgan Matthews serve as EPs

Finally, Bad Vegan tells the story of how celebrity restaurateur Sarma Melngailis became the “Vegan Fugitive.”

“Stories about real crimes have captivated audiences since the dawn of media, from the old days of town criers and tabloids to today’s podcasts and social media. As we’ve seen since our Emmy Award-winning series Making a Murderer first pierced the culture in 2015, documentaries can also meet that curiosity by immersing viewers in a true story to dissect its complexities and make sense of the unexpected,” Adam Del Deo, VP, documentary series, and Lisa Nishimura, VP, documentary and independent films, said in a release.

“Now as we explore the spectrum of true crime, one particularly riveting area is that of cons, scams, and cautionary tales… Whether you want to dive into the psyche of a con artist, empathize with the victims of a scam, or piece together the puzzle of an investigation, these wild stories are often full of surprising twists and unusual perspectives.”

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