Kate McKinnon‘s Carole Baskin, meet John Cameron Mitchell‘s Joe Unique.
UCP’s Tiger King miniseries has discovered its titular star in Mitchell, the actor, author and director who’s at present starring as Aidy Bryant‘s boss on Shrill. He’ll face off towards Bryant’s SNL co-star McKinnon within the long-awaited miniseries, which was by some means introduced all the way in which again in April 2020. That was when our Tiger King obsession was new (because of a podcast and a Netflix docuseries) and so was the worldwide pandemic that confined us to our houses, with nothing higher to do than watch and speak about Tiger King.
The sequence, which is predicated off the Wondery podcast Joe Unique: Tiger King, chronicles the rivalry between large cat homeowners Carole and Joe as she makes an attempt to close down his zoo and he units out to reveal her previous.
“I am thrilled to tackle the position of this contemporary folks antihero,” Mitchell mentioned in a press release. “Joe and I are the identical age and like him, I grew up queer in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas so I really feel like I do know a little bit bit about this man and his determined try to beat an inhospitable world.”
Mitchell is maybe finest identified for writing, directing and starring in 2001’s Hedwig and the Offended Inch.