It was announced in June that Hulu is developing a documentary series based on the life of famous boxer Mike Tyson. The show, titled “MIKE,” will be an eight episode series that would explore the boxer’s “tumultuous ups and downs” throughout his career. Although it has yet to premiere, the show has already received pushback from the famed boxer himself.
After the series’ executive producer, Steve Rogers, claimed that Tyson wouldn’t be involved with the show due to rights issues, Tyson went on Twitter to blast the creators and Hulu. He said that UFC’s Dana White was paid millions to promote the show, but refused to out of respect for Tyson.
Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master take over story about my life. He turned it down because he honors friendship and treating people with dignity. I’ll never forget what he did for me just like I’ll never forget what Hulu stole from me.
Steve Rogers and fellow executive producer Karin Gist said they didn’t want to rely on Tyson as the only source for the upcoming series. Interestingly, a separate biopic titled “Tyson” starring Jamie Foxx was said to have been in development, with Tyson serving as executive director. While no release date has been set for the biopic, the Hulu series is scheduled to debut on August 25th.
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