Hulu has found its Mike Tyson. Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes will play the controversial world champion boxer in the eight-part series Iron Mike.
The series will explore the wild and controversial life and career of the former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. One of the most disruptive forces in the ring and a polarizing figure in sports, Tyson was at the center of controversy both in and out of the ring. Most famously for biting Evander Hollyfield‘s ear in the boxing ring.
The streamer ordered the series from screenwriter Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie with Margot Robbie exec producing and Karin Gist set as showrunner and exec producer.
It comes from 20th Television with Rogers, Gist, Rhodes, Gillespie, and Robbie exec producing alongside The Gist Of It’s Claire Brown, Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan, LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley, and Entertainment 360’s Darin Friedman.
Hulu is going all-in with the series and refuses to be knocked out even though the boxer accused the Disney-owned network of “cultural misappropriation” and said it was “tone-deaf” to announce particularly during Black History Month.