- Mike Tyson has expressed his disdain for the upcoming Hulu miniseries on his social media accounts.
- Tyson says streaming service stole his story: “Someone should be fired from Hulu.”
- “Mike” will air on August 25, starring Trevante Rhodes.
Mike Tyson has expressed his disdain for Hulu in an upcoming miniseries based on his life, “Mike.”
In a post on Twitter, Tyson said the streaming service stole his story and that “people will go for it.” The former professional boxer added another tweet saying “someone should be fired from Hulu.”
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) August 6, 2022
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Tyson said: “It’s unfortunate, but not surprising, that Hulu is making an unauthorized miniseries of Tyson Stories.”
Tyson previously condemned the project in 2021, Newsweek report.
According to the show’s IMDB page, the miniseries will “explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.” Tyson is played by Trevante Rhodes, who starred in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. The series will air on August 25.
During the show’s press conference on Thursday, host Karin Gist said the production team wanted to challenge people’s perceptions of Tyson.
“We just wanted to tell an unbiased story and let the audience decide what they think or feel,” Gist said. Gist has worked on many shows throughout her career, including Grey’s Anatomy as a producer.
back win At just 20 years old when boxing’s heavyweight champion in 1986, Tyson became a household name.
In a July episode of his podcast “Hotboxin & Mike Tyson,” the boxer looked back at his life and said he believed death would come “very soon.” The question was posed by his guest Sean McFarlane, a therapist who specializes in addiction, who asked Tyson about his views on death, money and safety.
Representatives for Tyson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.