How to watch Joe vs Carole online right now — cast, trailer, release date and time

John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic (L) and Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin in Joe vs Carole
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It's time to watch Joe vs Carole online, because even if you thought you were Tiger King'd out? Think again. Yes, the story behind Netflix's biggest surprise hit of 2020 is landing on a new home in a new format. 

Joe vs Carole release date and time

• Joe vs Carole release date: today (Thursday, March 3).
• Time: 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT
• Watch in the U.S.: Peacock
• Watch anywhere
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Joe vs Carole flips the script on Tiger King by giving us more of Carole Baskin's point of view. Oh, and the show's other strong suit? Impressively canny casting. 

The folks behind Joe vs Carole got the obvious casting right, with SNL vet Kate McKinnon as big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin, but they look go have struck genius with casting John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as Joe Exotic.

Oh, and on top of that, we're going to see Kyle MacLachlan's take on Howard Baskin, Carole's husband. William Fichtner and Dean Winters help round out the cast, and have folks looking forward to watching all of Joe vs Carole faster than you can say "Carole f**king Baskin!"

Here's everything you need to watch Joe vs Carole online.

How to watch Joe vs Carole from anywhere on Earth

Just because Joe vs Carole isn't airing where you are currently located doesn't mean you have to miss the show while you're away from home. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)


ExpressVPN can access more than 3,000 servers spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. The service performed reliably in our testing, and we found customer service responsive.

How to watch Joe vs Carole in the U.S.

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You can watch all eight episodes of Joe vs Carole in a single binge on Peacock, as they all arrived on Thursday (March 3). Peacock is now available on most of the best streaming devices.


In addition to the WWE live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch Joe vs Carole in Canada

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Those in Canada can watch Joe vs Carole on Showcase, which can be added to your TV provider if you don't already have it.

The only problem? You have to wait until March 23. The show will debut at 9 p.m. ET

Don't want to wait? A VPN, such as ExpressVPN, can help you watch in real time.

How to watch Joe vs Carole in the UK

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Our friends across the pond can watch Joe vs Carole a couple of days after us in the states. It's set to debut Sky TV and NOW TV on Friday (March 4).

Don't want to wait? A VPN, such as ExpressVPN, can help you watch in real time.

Joe vs Carole cast

While John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic is particularly inspired casting, we're very excited to see Dean Winters on the cast list. Most well-known for his work as Ryan O'Reily on the HBO prison drama Oz and as Dennis Duffy on 30 Rock, Winters is a favorite character actor of ours.

  • John Cameron Mitchell as Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel
  • Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Howard Baskin
  • Brian Van Holt as John Reinke
  • Sam Keeley as John Finlay
  • Nat Wolff as Travis Maldonado
  • Marlo Kelly as Jamie Murdock
  • William Fichtner as Rick Kirkham
  • Dean Winters as Jeff Lowe

Joe vs Carole trailer

While we have seen the Tiger King story — which feels like a long time ago — the trailer for Joe vs Carole breathes new life into it all, most notably by telling things from Carole Baskin's side. John Cameron Mitchell certainly captures the Joe Exotic vibe — without laughing, either.

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Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.