‘Tiger King’ Spin-Off Focusing on Siegfried and Roy in the Works

A new project that chronicles the former Las Vegas performance duo Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn is in development to follow up ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’.

AceShowbiz -The filmmakers behind Netflix’s hit series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” are reportedly planning a new episode on magical duo Siegfried & Roy.

The original “Tiger King” documentary series, which focused on the now incarcerated Oklahoma zoo owner Joe Exotic, was an unexpected hit with viewers during the coronavirus lockdown due to its eccentric subjects and tales of criminal intrigue.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Dr. James Liu, a wildlife veterinarian and field biologist who worked on the series, reached out to the publication requesting contact information for Chris Lawrence, a former tiger handler for Siegfried & Roy’s Las Vegas show.

During a call, Liu reportedly said work was underway on a follow-up episode under the “Tiger King” name, focusing on the 2003 onstage tiger mauling that left one half of “Siegfried & Roy”, Roy Horn, permanently injured.

Lawrence was profiled in THR detailing his recollections of the infamous attack, disputing the magician’s “romanticised” claims about it and blaming Horn, who died last Friday, May 8, 2020 after contracting Covid-19, for handling errors leading to the terrifying incident.

Horn survived the mauling, but it led to him and partner Siegfried Fischbacher ending their long-running Las Vegas act featuring white lions and tigers as it left him partially paralysed and unable to walk and talk until 2006.

The new episode, which Liu told THR would be less sensationalist than the original series, will reportedly offer Lawrence the chance to respond to Fischbacher’s denial of his allegations that Horn bore some responsibility for the tiger attack.

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