Warning: spoilers ahead - so if you haven't seen the new episode yet, best save this article for after you've watched it.
A new episode of the uber-popular docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness dropped on Netflix last night. Entitled The Tiger King and I, the new after-show special took the form of a Q&A hosted by American comedian Joel McHale.
Rumours began swirling of an eighth additional episode, just over a week ago when it was revealed that production was underway to rush out a follow-up to the series. However, many fans were less than satisfied with the outcome, saying that they would have preferred to wait for something of substance instead.
A number of ex-GW Zoo staff made an appearance on the 40-minute reunion special, including Jeff and Lauren Lowe, Saff, John Reinke, Joshua Dial, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman and John Finlay - the common thread being, to put it lightly, their dislike of Joe Exotic.
Telling fans that the new episode would be "eye-opening and hopefully funny", fans don't seem to think that it was either. Here's a taste of what Twitter had to say on the matter.
Netflix promised a new Tiger King episode, turn it on and it's Skype calls with Joel McHale.... pic.twitter.com/fpEACHUu2u
— Ron D (@evildeadron) April 12, 2020
I feel like I’m getting Punk’d watching this new episode of Tiger King...what is this?!? 🤣
— Jason Tartick (@Jason_Tartick) April 12, 2020
— Patrick Callahan (@patweets7) April 13, 2020
— ricky dicky rodgers (@rickytikitavi7) April 13, 2020
Alright so the new Tiger King episode is a follow up to some of the people on there. Not what I wanted!!! pic.twitter.com/m886j5hPwX
— bottom pupusa (@salvadorandolar) April 13, 2020
Cannot find the words to describe my anger when I discover the ‘new episode’ of Tiger King is actually a Zoom chat with some of the stars. I bet this was Carole fuckin’ Baskin’s idea...
— Garry Spence (@garry__spence) April 12, 2020
BRUHHHH the new Tiger King episode doesn’t even interview Joe Exotic or Carole Baskin 👎🏽
— Cory Wharton (@CoryWharton) April 12, 2020
The Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, was noticeably missing as was his arch-nemesis Carole Baskin. Investigation Discovery has confirmed that a spin-off documentary is in the works - one that will feature both of the star players of the original series (namely Joe and Carole) so it looks like we'll have to wait until that airs to get more from them.