The eight-episode series will follow Joe Exotic, a.k.a. Joe Schreibvogel, and his life as a zookeeper in Oklahoma, exploring how he became the eccentric character America has come to know and love, according to Variety.
The show will be based on “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” an article published in Texas Monthly in June 2019 and optioned by CBS Television Studios shortly after.
Significantly for the “National Treasure” actor, the mini-series will mark Cage’s first television role. Previously, Cage has been known for his work in movies, including “Face/Off” and “Leaving Las Vegas,” for which he won an Academy Award.