NBCUniversal will broadcast the show through its Peacock streaming service, broadcast channel NBC, and USA, its basic cable network.
NBCUniversal's "Joe Exotic" series has its claws in all of the conglomerate's television platforms. The limited series starring Kate McKinnon and produced by Kate McKinnon as executive producer will launch on the company's NBC broadcast network, as well as the new Peacock streaming service and the US, the basic cable network.
Launching on three platforms is unusual, but likely a sign of the future as NBCUniversal and competing entertainment companies work to manage their growing number of television platforms. While new TV shows are typically only available on a single platform, companies like NBCUniversal have a vested interest in keeping their legacy broadcast and cable networks relevant while promoting new platforms like Peacock.
While there haven't been many examples of television shows premiering on multiple platforms from a single conglomerate, companies like WarnerMedia and Disney, which launched their own streaming services last year, have taken steps to synergize their various television platforms. For example, all new HBO and library content is available on WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service, while Disney offers a streaming bundle that includes the ad-supported version of Hulu, ESPN +, and the Disney + streaming service, which is late in launching became 2019.
NBCUniversals “Joe Exotic” (working title) was originally set up last September at the conglomerate's Universal Content Productions and written by Etan Frankel. McKinnon will appear as controversial big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin, who has a dangerous argument with Joe Exotic (Casting TBD) convicted of a conspiracy to kill Baskin in 2019. Frankel will produce alongside McKinnon, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, Executive Producer. and Aaron Hart.
The excitement for Joe Exotic peaked earlier this year when Netflix released its popular documentaries, Tiger King: Murder, Chaos and Madness, which quickly became popular with the streaming service's subscribers. Other entertainment companies were quick to announce their own views on the Joe Exotic phenomenon. Fox aired a TMZ special on the topics of the Netflix documentaries in April, and Nicholas Cage is expected to have his television premiere on a "Tiger King" show in which he will star and that will be presented by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios is produced.