Hulu’s unveils the first trailer for its limited series Mike, based on the life of boxer Mike Tyson. The one-minute teaser shows excerpts from Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) as Tyson develops his skills in the ring, falls in love with Robin Givens, loses control, goes through a prison and is about to bite off Evan Holyfield’s ear.
For those wondering if this will be an overlooked portrayal of the former heavyweight champion, Hulu describes the eight-episode limited series as an “unauthorized and unrestricted look” at Tyson.
The cast includes Russell Hornsby as Don King, Harvey Keitel as Cus D’Amato, Laura Harrier as Robin Givens and Li Eubanks as Desiree Washington. Steven Rogers (Me Tonya writer) created the series and produced with series star Rhodes, Claire Brown, Anthony Hemingway, Anthony Sparks, Samantha Corbin-Miller, Entertainment 360’s Darin Friedman and Me Tonya director Craig Gillespie. Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan and LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie are also executive producers.
Karin Gist executive produces and serves as showrunner for the 20th television production.
Mike will premiere on Hulu on August 25, 2022.
The plot, courtesy of Hulu:
“From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind Me Tonya and showrunner Karin Gist, executive producer of our kind of people, Mike explores the dynamic and controversial story of Mike Tyson. The 8-episode limited series explores the tumultuous highs and lows of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life – from being a beloved global athlete to an outcast and back again.
Focusing on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, media fame and power, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American dream, and ultimately our own role in the elaboration of Mike’s story.