'Twin Peaks' Hero Kyle MacLachlan Will Play Howard Baskin in the 'Joe Exotic' Series
Published Jul 06, 2021At this point, it's getting hard to keep track of exactly who's playing who in the upcoming scripted adaptations of the Netflix hit Tiger King. But today we've got an announcement worth noting — Kyle MacLachlan will play the role of Howard Baskin.
Yes, Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks will be taking on the role of Carole Baskin's prickly husband Howard.
Today Peacock made the casting announcement for its currently titled Joe Exotic series, Deadline reports. MacLachlan joins a that already features Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell as the titular Joe Exotic.
Other recent casing announcements for Joe Exotic have included the likes of Brian Van Holt as John Reinke, Nat Wolff as Travis Maldonado, Sam Keeley as John Finlay, Lex Mayson as Saff, Dean Winters as Jeff Lowe, Joel Marsh Garland as James Garretson and William Fichtner as Rick Kirkham.
The Joe Exotic series is being written and executive produced by Etan Frankel alongside other executive producers Alex Katsnelson and Wondery's Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy and Aaron Hart.
The Peacock show is one of two upcoming scripted Tiger King TV series, including another for Amazon, with Nicolas Cage currently attached to play the role of Joe Exotic.
Also, Netflix is working on a second season of its documentary, while BBC documentarian Louis Theroux released Shooting Joe Exotic, which marked the follow-up to his 2011 film that featured Joe Exotic.