“We’re exploring the idea,” says Rebecca Chaiklin about possibly continuing her documentary miniseries “Tiger King” with a second season on Netflix. She explains, “It would be a continuation of the story if we were to conclude that there was enough to film.” With “Tiger King” nominated for six Emmys, Chaiklin and her creative partner Eric Goode discussed the making of the show in an exclusive interview with Gold Derby (watch the video above), with Chaiklin joining the call from a moving vehicle and Goode speaking from his Turtle Conservatory headquarters. Chaiklin and Goode are nominated in Best Documentary Directing for the series’ second episode; they also contend through their executive producer credits with Fisher Stevens in the Best Documentary Series race, for which they have submitted the fifth episode for academy consideration.
Goode says about wrestling with the ethics of giving such a platform to subject Joe Exotic with the show, “The ripple effect it will have on this world will speak for itself. Let’s see what change occurs over time in respect to keeping exotic animals in cages and I think what we’ll see is that the ‘Tiger King’ did do its job and made an impact.” Chaiklin adds about what specific action viewers can take now, “I hope that people will take pause before running to take a selfie with a tiger cub and understand that that is helping support an industry that doesn’t allow these animals to live as a wild animals and that people.” She concludes about treatment of “these highly intelligent, sentient animals” by humans, “We should be putting our resources to protecting natural habitats, so that they can be here for future generations.”
Make your predictions at Gold Derby now. Download our free and easy app for Apple/iPhone devices or Android (Google Play) to compete against legions of other fans plus our experts and editors for best prediction accuracy scores. See our latest prediction champs. Can you top our esteemed leaderboards next? Always remember to keep your predictions updated because they impact our latest racetrack odds, which terrify Hollywood chiefs and stars. Don’t miss the fun. Speak up and share your huffy opinions in our famous forums where 5,000 showbiz leaders lurk every day to track latest awards buzz. Everybody wants to know: What do you think? Who do you predict and why?