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Carole Baskin responds to the first trailer for Joe vs. Carole

Just days after Peacock debuted the first trailer for its highly-anticipated Joe vs. Carole series, the real Carole Baskin has responded.

Kate McKinnon plays Baskin while John Cameron Mitchell plays Joe Exotic in the series, with Kyle MacLachlan playing Carole’s husband Howard.

Baskin, 60, released a statement to Metro on Monday, revealing she’s looking forward to McKinnon playing her in the Peacock series, debuting Thursday, March 3 and on Sky in the UK on Friday, March 4.

Carole responds: Just days after Peacock debuted the first trailer for its highly-anticipated Joe vs. Carole series, the real Carole Baskin has responded

Kate as Carole: Kate McKinnon plays Baskin while John Cameron Mitchell plays Joe Exotic in the series, with Kyle MacLachlan playing Carole's husband Howard

Kate as Carole: Kate McKinnon plays Baskin while John Cameron Mitchell plays Joe Exotic in the series, with Kyle MacLachlan playing Carole’s husband Howard

‘My husband and I look forward to seeing Kate McKinnon and Kyle McLaughlin’s portrayal of us, even though we expect it will be a parody based on the trailer,’ she said.

‘Both are talented actors and I expect Joe vs Carole will be a lot more entertaining than the situation was in real life,’ she added.

‘As with Netflix’s Tiger King, Murder, Mayhem and Madness and Wondery’s Joe Exotic, Over My Dead Body and all of the other spinoffs, none of these programs created for entertainment value really get at the main issues of big cat and cub abuse and the imminent extinction of big cats due to cub petting, like we do in Discovery+ Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight,’ she added.

Carole and husband: 'My husband and I look forward to seeing Kate McKinnon and Kyle McLaughlin’s portrayal of us, even though we expect it will be a parody based on the trailer,' she said

Carole and husband: ‘My husband and I look forward to seeing Kate McKinnon and Kyle McLaughlin’s portrayal of us, even though we expect it will be a parody based on the trailer,’ she said

Actors: 'Both are talented actors and I expect Joe vs Carole will be a lot more entertaining than the situation was in real life,' she added

Actors: ‘Both are talented actors and I expect Joe vs Carole will be a lot more entertaining than the situation was in real life,’ she added

‘My fear is that in the next five years, while people are morbidly obsessed the plight of my former husband, Don Lewis, we will have reached the point of no return for the planet by failing to safeguard the world’s most iconic species,’ she said. 

The show will be based on Based on the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic,” hosted and reported by Robert Moor, which the Netflix docuseries Tiger King was based on.

The limited series will center on Carole Baskin, ‘a big cat enthusiast, who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit,’ according to the series description. 

Obsessed: 'My fear is that in the next five years, while people are morbidly obsessed the plight of my former husband, Don Lewis, we will have reached the point of no return for the planet by failing to safeguard the world’s most iconic species,' she said

Obsessed: ‘My fear is that in the next five years, while people are morbidly obsessed the plight of my former husband, Don Lewis, we will have reached the point of no return for the planet by failing to safeguard the world’s most iconic species,’ she said

Tiger King: The show will be based on Based on the Wondery podcast "Joe Exotic," hosted and reported by Robert Moor, which the Netflix docuseries Tiger King was based on

Tiger King: The show will be based on Based on the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic,” hosted and reported by Robert Moor, which the Netflix docuseries Tiger King was based on

‘She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous,’ the description reads.

Etan Frankel created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer, with McKinnon also executive producing with Alex Katsnelson and Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart.

Justin Tipping will also executive produce and direct five of the eight episodes (including the series premiere and finale) while Natalie Bailey directs the other three.

Rivalry: 'She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous,' the description reads

Rivalry: ‘She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous,’ the description reads

Producer: Etan Frankel created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer, with McKinnon also executive producing with Alex Katsnelson and Wondery's Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart

Producer: Etan Frankel created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer, with McKinnon also executive producing with Alex Katsnelson and Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart

The cast also includes Brian Van Holt, Sam Keeley, Nat Wolf, Marlo Kelly, William Fichtner, Dean Winters and David Wenham.

Tiger King debuted on Netflix in March 2020, right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and became a global sensation.

The second season of the Netflix docuseries debuted in November. 

Cast: The cast also includes Brian Van Holt, Sam Keeley, Nat Wolf, Marlo Kelly, William Fichtner, Dean Winters and David Wenham

Cast: The cast also includes Brian Van Holt, Sam Keeley, Nat Wolf, Marlo Kelly, William Fichtner, Dean Winters and David Wenham


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