Kate McKinnon Makes Return After Filming Tiger King Series

Kate McKinnon is finally back in Saturday Night Live last night. McKinnon was absent from the show to portray her role as Carol Baskin in the upcoming Peacock drama Joe Exotic. Dramatic exposition of the story chronicled by the Netflix documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. McKinnon kicked off last night’s episode, hosted by Billie Eilish, as Dr. Anthony Fauci, explaining how families must deal with the COVID-19 omicron variant during the holiday season. “I had returned!” Fauci starts from McKinnon. “Do people still think I’m sexy or are we done with it?” You can watch last cold night’s full open below.

Joe Exotic Filming began in Australia in July. In addition to McKinnon as Baskin, the series also stars John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic, Kyle MacLachlan as Howard Baskin, Dean Winters as Jeff Lowe, Brian Van Holt as John Rink, William Fichtner as Rick Kirkham, Nat Wolff As Travis Maldonado, Sam Kelly as John Finley, Lex Mason as Kelsey “Save” Savery, Joel Marsh Garland as James Garritson, Marlowe Kelly as Jimmy Murdock, and Aleandra Calabrese as Lauren Lowe. Eitan Frankl created the series.

Carol Baskin seems to agree that McKinnon will play her in the new limited series. “I am honored that they would choose someone so beautiful and so talented, but they would have to put a lot of makeup on that young woman to make her look like a 60-year-old lady,” Baskin said. ComicBook.com in June. “I’m happy with the fact that everything I’ve read so far indicates that they’re going to follow the same narratives that were on the Wondery podcast because on the Wondery podcast at the end, they said, ‘But here’s the truth. And in fact they felt the truth, while tiger king Just didn’t get to that part. So I hope that’s the case with everything they do with this piece.”

According to the official peacock feed of Joe ExoticBased on the Wondery “Joe Exotic” podcast, hosted and broadcast by Robert Moore, the limited series will focus on Carol Baskin, a big cat enthusiast who learns that fellow exotic animal-loving Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his enterprise, instigating rapidly escalating competition. But Carol has a checkered past of her own, and when the claws appear, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The consequences are dangerous.”

Joe Exotic It hails from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Etan Frankel writes and executive produces under his overall deal with the studio. McKinnon is also an executive producer alongside Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart.

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