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The Offaly native will play one of Joe Exotic’s husbands, John Finlay, in the Peacock series – also called Joe Exotic.

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Sam Keeley is to star in a new show

Sam Keeley is to star in a new show

Sam Keeley is to star in a new show

Irish actor Sam Keeley has been cast in the upcoming drama based on Netflix’s lockdown staple, Tiger King.

The Offaly native will play one of Joe Exotic’s husbands, John Finlay, in the Peacock series – also called Joe Exotic.

He recently starred in the dramedy 68 Whiskey and the Netflix miniseries The English Game. His other TV credits include Dublin Murders and Misfits.

Last year, millions of people tuned in to watch Tiger King on Netflix, which followed the ill fate of Joe Exotic and his tiger zoo attraction.

It also examined his tumultuous relationship with cat sanctuary owner Carole Baskin. Exotic is now in jail for various counts of animal abuse and attempted murder by hire of Baskin.

Joe Exotic will revisit the docuseries and put a dramatic twist on the story of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin’s rivalry.

It was announced last week that Nat Wolff would star as Travis Maldonado, another of Exotic’s husbands.

Previously announced series leads include 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.

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