Amazon Prime Video has opted to not proceed with a scripted collection starring Nicolas Cage because the notorious Joe Unique, topic of the hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King, Deadline has confirmed.
The challenge, from CBS Studios and Think about Tv Studios, was arrange at Amazon for improvement nearly a 12 months in the past, on the top of the Tiger King recognition, which has since dissipated. It didn’t go previous the script stage, and, at the least for now, it seems unlikely that the present could be shopped elsewhere.
The information, which Cage confirmed to Selection, comes as Peacock has began manufacturing on their Joe Unique restricted collection starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Unique.
The story within the Think about/CBS Studios present, written by American Vandal showrunner Dan Lagana, centered round Joe Shreibvogel (Cage), an eccentric, unique zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to maintain his park — even on the danger of shedding his sanity. The collection will dwell within the lion’s den with Joe, discover how he turned Joe Unique, and the way he misplaced himself to a personality of his personal creation.
The challenge was based mostly on the Texas Month-to-month article “Joe Unique: A Darkish Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad which Lagana and Paul Younger optioned via Lagana’s total deal at CBS TV Studios in June of 2019.
Lagana, who was to function showrunner, govt produced with Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey for Think about, Younger for Make Good Content material, Cage for Saturn Movies, in addition to Scott Brown and Megan Creydt for Texas Month-to-month.