The “Joe Exotic” series at Peacock continues to build out its cast with the addition of Nat Wolff as Travis Maldonado.
Wolff joins previously announced series leads Kate McKinnon, who will play Carole Baskin, and John Cameron Mitchell, who will play Joe Exotic. It was also recently announced that Brian Van Holt would play John Reinke. Maldonado was one of Joe Exotic’s husbands and was prominently featured in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.”
Wolff most recently starred in the CBS All Access (now Paramount Plus) limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” He is also known for his roles in films such as “Palo Alto,” “Paper Towns,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” and “The Kill Team” as well as for starring in the Nickelodeon series “The Naked Brothers Band.” Wolff is also an accomplished stage actor and musician. Onstage, he previously starred in the revival of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”
He is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Definition Entertainment, and R&CPMK.
Based on the Wondery Podcast of the same name, “Joe Exotic” centers on Carole Baskin (McKinnon), a big cat enthusiast, who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel (Mitchell) is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.
It was previously announced that the show would air across Peacock, USA Network, and USA, but NBCUniversal recently reversed that decision and decided to run the series exclusively on Peacock.
Etan Frankel serves as writer and executive producer under his overall deal with UCP. McKinnon executive produces in addition to starring along with Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, and Aaron Hart. UCP will produce. Justin Tipping will direct the first four episodes, including the pilot.
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