Although the “bonkers” Netflix documentary mostly focused on tiger trader Joe Exotic and his rivalry with animal rights activist Baskin, many viewers became fascinated with one of the show’s subplots: the disappearance of Jack “Don” Lewis.
The US channel Investigation Discovery has announced plans to air “exclusive footage” that will strive to answer questions about the case.
“Love her or hate her, Carole is now in the centre ring of the big cat circus,” said Investigation Discovery in a statement.
“Is she a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin’s master plan finally take effect? Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes.
“No one seems to be talking – except for one man – and that man is the centre of ID’s upcoming investigative series.”
The man in question is Exotic, who will apparently reveal “secrets” that only he knows.
In Tiger King, Exotic alleged that Baskin killed Lewis, who vanished in 1997.
His case is still considered “open” by Florida police who issued a plea for new information in the wake of Tiger King.
Baskin has denied any involvement in Lewis’s disappearance and called Tiger King “salacious and sensational”. She said: “It has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don 21 years ago.”
Louis Theroux, who interviewed Exotic for his 2011 documentary America’s Most Dangerous Pets, recently shared his views on the tiger trader’s belief that Baskin fed the body of her ex-husband to her tigers after murdering him.
“My opinion is, it seems very unlikely,” he said.