Sam Keeley (“68 Whiskey,” “Misfits,” “In the Heart of the Sea”) will play John Finlay in the upcoming “Joe Exotic” series for Peacock. The series follows Joe who was famously profiled in the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King”.
Finlay was one of Joe’s husbands, and Keeley joins a cast that also includes Nat Wolff as another of Joe’s husbands Travis Maldonado, Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin, Brian Van Holt as John Reinke, and John Cameron Mitchell as Joe himself.
The series will be based on the Wondery Podcast of the same name about the escalating rivalry between big cat enthusiast Baskin and exotic animal lover Joe ‘Exotic’ Schreibvogel.
Etan Frankel serves as writer and executive producer. Justin Tipping will direct the first four episodes, including the pilot.