Hulu has released the first trailer and poster for Mike, the new series based on the life of famed boxer, Mike Tyson. The series from 20th Century Television is set to debut on August 25 on the Disney-owned streamer.
The 8-episode limited series is describes as “an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson.” It explores the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life – from being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again. Focusing the lens on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream, and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike’s story.
Trevante Rhodes puts on the gloves as Mike Tyson, with Harvey Keitel as Tyson’s trainer, Cus D’Amato. Other cast members include Russell Hornsby, Laura Harrier, and Li Eubanks.
Karin Gist will serve as showrunner and executive producer under her The Gist of It banner along with Claire Brown. The I, Tonya team of director Craig Gillespie, Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan, and LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie will also executive produce along with Entertainment 360’s Darin Friedman. Anthony Hemingway, Anthony Sparks, and Samantha Corbin-Miller executive produce as well, with Rhodes executive producing in addition to starring. 20th Television will produce.
Anthony Hemingway, Anthony Sparks, and Samantha Corbin-Miller executive produce as well, with Rhodes executive producing in addition to starring. 20th Television will produce.