William Fichtner is ready to have a wild time with the Joe Exotic series.
On Thursday, July 1, Peacock revealed that the Mom actor has been tapped to replace Dennis Quaid as producer Rick Kirkham in the highly anticipated miniseries. Friendly reminder, earlier in June, The Parent Trap star was announced to play Rick, who played a key role in the Tiger King saga by describing his working experience with the eccentric Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel.
However, per the streaming service, the 67-year-old actor had to depart the series due to a scheduling conflict. While this is certainly sad news for fans of Dennis, we couldn't be more excited about his replacement. Not only does William look an awful lot like the Tiger King fan favorite, but he also has a stellar acting resume. Ever heard of Prison Break, Black Hawk Down or Drive Angry? We have!
William is joining an already stacked cast, which includes Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell as rival big cat owners Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic respectively. Of course, while many people were introduced to this rivalry through Netflix's Tiger King docu-series, Joe Exotic is based off the Wondery podcast.
In fact, according to John, the Peacock project will have a totally different tone. "I love what they're going to be doing with the story," he teased to E! News in May. "It's going to be much more deeply felt, heartfelt than the docuseries, which is more sensational."
We have a feeling this show will be a roaring good time. For everything we know about the Joe Exotic miniseries, scroll through the images below.
Joe Exotic does not currently have a premiere date, but will debut on Peacock.
(E! and Peacock are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)