Disney’s 20th Television has released a new trailer for the upcoming biopic drama series, “Mike”, which has been created by 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 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. “Mike”is an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson – and it is one wild ride.
Check out the trailer below:
Series regulars Trevante Rhodes and Russell Hornsby, with guest stars Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, Li Eubanks, Olunike Adeliyi, and B.J. Minor.
“I, Tonya” screenwriter Steven Rogers created the series and will executive produce. 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.
The eight-episode limited series will launch on August 25th with two episodes, on Hulu, with two new episodes to stream weekly.
The series has also been confirmed to be coming to Disney+ as a Star Original. Currently, the series is confirmed to arrive on Disney+ in Canada, Australia and New Zealand on the same day as it is released on Hulu.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.