Disney+Hotstar, India’s popular OTT streaming platform, is set to release the original series Mike soon. The series will be based on the dynamic life of former American professional boxer Mike Tyson and will cover all aspects of his life.
The legendary boxer is regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. During his early career, he was known as “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite”.
In the recent report, the boxer (Mike) is not impressed by the role of actor Trevante Rhodes, who plays the lead role in the upcoming mike series.
Mike Series Star Cast
Trevante Rhodes, an American actor, plays the title role in the eight-part series. He is best known for his role as Chiron in the Academy Award-winning coming-of-age drama Moonlight. He also received numerous accolades and awards for his performance.
He also appeared in films such as Open Windows, Burning Sands, 12 Strong, The Predator, Song to Song, and Smartness, as well as Gang Related, If Loving You Is Wrong, Gang Related, and Westward, among others.
Rhodes is an excellent choice to play Mike Tyson. Along with him, Harvey Keital plays Tyson’s coach Cus D’Amato, Laura Harrier plays his ex-wife Robin Givens, Russell Hornsby plays Don King, and Li Eubanks plays Desiree Washington, the model who accused Tyson of rape.
Mike’s trailer was released by Hulu on July 20, 2022. The nearly 2.5-minute trailer takes us through Mike Tyson’s childhood, his title as world champion, and controversies such as his rape conviction, among other things.
Along with focusing on Mike Tyson, the trailer highlights the class and race factors in America, as well as media power, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream, and all of these factors and drawbacks that Tyson turned into his strength and became a world champion.
The clip appears to hold a lot of promise, and it appears that Rhodes will do the boxing legend’s persona justice. You can watch Mike’s Trailer here:
Mike Hulu and Disney+ Hotstar Release Date
The original series, created by Steven Rogers and Karin Gist, is set to premiere on the popular American OTT streaming service Hulu on August 25, 2022.
In India, the eight-part series will debut on Disney+Hotstar. However, the date of the premiere in this country has yet to be announced. In India, it is more likely to be released on the same day. We’ll have to wait until the makers make an official announcement.
The series poster, which features Trevante Rhodes as Mike Tyson with the same attitude and aggression on his face, was released by Disney+Hotstar.
— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) July 21, 2022