Disney has announced that the Original limited series “Mike,” an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson, will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Disney+ Day, September 8th 2022, with the first 6 episodes.
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 8-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” stars 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. 20th Television will produce.
The series will be debuting a few weeks earlier on Hulu and on Disney+ in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, on 25th August 2022, with two episodes being released weekly. So with 6 episodes being released on Disney+ Day, the UK will quickly catch up with other countries.
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.