‘Mike’ Trailer: Hulu Miniseries Tackles Legendary Boxer Mike Tyson’s Complicated Legacy


A trailer for the upcoming Hulu limited miniseries “Mike” is here. The series is based on the life and career of one of the greatest boxers of all time, Mike Tyson. Created by Margot Robbie writer Steven Rogers with “I, Tonya”, the eight-episode series adapts the legend’s “dynamic and controversial story”. His life is marked by steep ups and downs. At the age of just 20, he became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title – ever.

After reigning over his domain as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990, he was finally defeated in 1990. And in 1992, he was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison. But he was released on parole after three years in prison.

Trevante Rhodes takes on the role of Tyson in the series. More often than not, biopics and TV shows end up praising their subject and are rarely fair portrayals. People are complicated, but you wouldn’t know that in most biopics. ‘Mike’, however, seems to present his subject in all its perfections and imperfections. At least judging by the trailer. The Mike Tyson who emerges from the trailer is a human.

The series’ official synopsis reads: “From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind ‘I, Tonya’ and showrunner Karin Gist, executive producer of ‘Our Kind of People,’ ‘Mike’ explores the dynamic and controversial story of Mike Tyson.The eight-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 vice versa.Focusing on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of the media, misogyny, the wealth gap, the promise of the American dream, and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike’s story. “Mike” is an unsanctioned and unrestricted look at the life of Mike Tyson – and it’s a wild ride.”

“Mike” premieres on Hulu on August 25.

Meanwhile, the real Mike Tyson will be seen in his Indian film debut with ‘Liger’, which stars Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday, Ronit Roy and Ramya Krishna. Puri Jagannadh wrote and directed the film. Coincidentally, “Liger” will also be released on August 25.


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