Hulu shares the official trailer for their upcoming eight-episode scripted series from director Steven Rodgers (I Tonya), “Mike”, the lead actor Trevante Rhodes (moonlight) into the legendary former heavyweight boxing champion mike tyson. The limited series offers an unauthorized and unrestricted look at the life of the controversial Hall of Fame boxing legend. Check out the official trailer below.
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Mike Tyson (50-6-44 KOs) became the youngest-ever heavyweight boxing champion in November 1986 at the age of 18 when he defeated Trevor Berbick in the second round. Tyson was one of the most famous athletes of the 80’s and 90’s. The series chronicles the dynamic moments of his life, such as knocking out fighters in seconds, shocking losses, high-profile relationships, lavish life, jail time and triumphant return to stardom.
Trevante Rhodes is being produced by 20th Television and serves as an executive producer on the series. Karin Gist acts as showrunner of the series. Alongside Rhodes, the cast are Russell Hornsby, Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier and Li Eubanks.
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“Mike” is a biographical series that will lead to more sports stories told by Hulu. Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, told Deadline last year, “Biographical pictures are a fan favorite and a staple of the film and television business, and often the subject doesn’t matter. Our strategy is to take a modern lens and apply it to stories and characters from popular culture of the past. We’ve had a lot of success with that, and I think it reveals interesting things not just about where we’ve been but where we are, so we’re excited to continue the creative conversations behind itIron Mike.”
Hulu’s “Mike” premieres on August 25th.