Carole Baskin won't be in new 'Tiger King' episode but another doco is being made about her 'missing' husband

Carole Baskin has refused to appear in a rumoured reunion episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

The animal rights activist - who has been very vocal in her criticism of the Netflix documentary focused on jailed zookeeper Joe Exotic - insisted she hasn't been asked to appear, but she would turn down any offer if she was approached.

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, her representative said: "We have not been approached about a new episode and would not participate if asked."

Her comment comes after Dillon Passage - who is married to Joe - revealed he will also be absent from the potential addition to the series.

He said: "It's going to be like a live-based episode I believe, kind of like a reunion."

However, that hasn't stopped filmmakers from starting a new documentary project focusing on what really happened to Carole's former husband, Don Lewis.

The mysterious disappearance of Don Lewis - vanished in 1987 and was later pronounced dead - who was touched on in Netflix's Tiger King.

Many in the documentary retold rumours they had heard that Carole had actually murdered her former husband by feeding him to tigers. Carole has always maintained her innocence despite the rumours.

"Love her or hate her, Carole is now in the centre ring of the big cat circus," ID channel revealed about their upcoming sequel entitled Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic. "Is she a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin's master plan finally take effect?"

"Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes?" the sequel's press release continued. "No one seems to be talking — except for one man — and that man is the centre of ID's upcoming investigative series."

Carole has been outspoken against the Tiger King documentary, which focuses on zookeeper Joe - real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage - who is currently serving 22 years in jail for a murder-for-hire plot and several federal charges of animal abuse, including violations of the Endangered Species Act.

Last month, Carole claimed producers approached her in 2015 about plans for a "big-cat version of 'BlackFish'", in a similar vein to the documentary which exposed abuse at SeaWorld.

However, the activist - who has denied any suggestion she was involved in her own husband's disappearance - was upset with the direction the project took.

She insisted the show "has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don in 1997", rather than its original purpose.

However, co-directors and writers Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode have both defended their series.

Eric said: "Carole talked about her personal life, her childhood, abuse from her first and second husband, the disappearance of her ex, Don Lewis.

"She knew that this was not just about ... it's not a Blackfish because of the things she spoke about. She certainly wasn't coerced."

- Bang! Showbiz, additional reporting by The Hits.