A California judge has granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting Netflix from distributing a sequel to its hit reality show “Tiger King 2.”
TV producer Carole Baskin claims the sitcom and an accompanying Facebook page are infringing on her copyright by lifting too much of its script and images, TMZ reports.
In the restraining order, obtained by The Post, Baskin argues that the sequel involves “photographic and video re-appropriation, exploitation, copyrights and trademarks of ‘Tiger King 2,’ even though most of the members of the cast and crew did not know that Defendants were creating a sequel to the series and they were unaware of the existence of a Facebook page, which first premiered in April.”
The sequel includes the same language and narrative as the original, she claims.
But Netflix says that her allegations are “baseless” and has advised Baskin that the show is not infringing on her copyright.
A hearing is set for August 14, The Post reports.
Netflix confirmed to The Post that it is still intending to release “Tiger King 2” in July.