Peacock is walking alongside the limited series Joe Exotic, which will debut in March. The series comes from showrunner, executive producer and writer Ethan Frankel.
Now called Joe vs. Carol, in the upcoming series “Peacock” with John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic and Kate McKinnon as Carol Baskin. The premiere will take place on Thursday, March 3 Joe vs. Carol based on the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic,” hosted and reported by Robert Moore. The limited series will focus on Carol Baskin, a big cat enthusiast who learns that comrade, exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, breeds and uses his big cats for profit. She intends to close his venture, fueling a rapidly escalating rivalry. But Carol has a checkered past, and when Claws comes out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he considers her hypocrisy. The results are dangerous.
The series also stars Kyle McLachlan, Brian Van Holt, Sam Keeley, Net Wolfe, Marla Kelly, William Fichtner, Dean Winters, David Wenham.
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Ethan Frankel said, “J.oh against carol it’s a wild trip. It’s a fun and eventful journey into the history of people living very extreme lives. When I embarked on this project a year and a half ago, I found Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin to be extremely exciting, and this crazy story about two big cat lovers quickly became an important story for me. I hope that when people will watch Joe vs. Carol just maybe they will see these people they thought they knew in a whole new way. We knew it would take two extraordinary actors to portray these larger people in the form of the complex three-dimensional faces they are. John Cameron Mitchell is one of the most gifted and thoughtful actors I have ever worked with. He cares so much about his work and his performance is fascinating. And Kate McKinnon is just wonderful. It is able to make us laugh in one moment and then break our hearts. It was an incredible thrill to watch these two exceptional actors transform into these roles. ”
Peacock also released the first teaser for Joe vs. Carol, which gives a look at Carol’s hunt for Joe Exotica, the dramatic chain of events that accompanies it, and the tender moment between Carol and Howard Baskin (McLachlan). See teaser above.
Ethan Frankel will also be writing and executive producer as part of his joint deal with UCP. Kate McKinnon will also be executive producer alongside Alex Kotnelson and Hernan Lopez of Wondery, Marshall Lewis and Aaron Hart. The series will be directed by Justin Typing’s EP with Natalie Bailey. Joe Vs. Carole is produced by UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios.