Watch a trailer for Hulu's 'Mike,' starring Trevante Rhodes as the eponymous boxer, ahead of its August premiere.
Who is Mike Tyson? Hulu's forthcoming limited series Mike wants to answer that question, but it is through dramatization, not documentary. Get a glimpse at what that means in the just-released trailer below.
Mike stars Trevante Rhodes as the eponymous boxer in both his professional sports career and his personal life. It will explore his public persona as a beloved global athlete-turned-pariah and back again, while also peeling back the curtain on Tyson's childhood, and how race and class in America, as well as fame, misogyny, and the the power of media all contributed to his public image and perhaps even his own personality.
As the trailer warns, "It's all about immortality" and "being known until the end of time," and in that, Tyson is pulled between being "a monster" and "a king" while worrying about who will love him if he is not a champion.
Mike comes from creator Steven Rogers and showrunner Karin Gist and is an unauthorized version of Tyson's story, which means they likely had to take liberties to tell emotional stories around the facts of events history has archived. The series also stars Russell Hornsby, with Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, Li Eubanks, Olunike Adeliyi, and B.J. Minor guest-starring.
Rogers and Gist executive produce alongside Claire Brown through Gist's The Gist of It banner; Craig Gillespie, who also directs; Clubhouse Pictures' Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan; LuckyChap's Tom Ackerley; Entertainment 360's Darin Friedman; Margot Robbie; Anthony Hemingway, Anthony Sparks; Samantha Corbin-Miller; and Rhodes. 20th Television produces.
The eight-episode series premieres Aug. 25 with the first two episodes, followed by two episodes streaming every week on Thursdays up to and including the finale on Sept. 15.