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Mike Tyson Slams Hulu For Stealing His Life Story With New Series

Mike Tyson is making it clear that he isn't happy about Hulu's new series about the former boxer, slamming the streamer on social media.

Mike Tyson is making it clear that he does not approve of Hulu’s upcoming series Mike. The series, which stars Trevante Rhodes and was created by Steven Rogers, is a biopic about the life and career of the former professional heavyweight boxer.

Over the past few months, Hulu has adapted many real stories into series, with The Girl From Plainville starring Elle Fanning and The Dropout starring Amanda Seyfried being a few examples. With the major successes these series have brought to the streaming platform, Hulu has decided to stick with what works, which has led to the newest series Mike. However, news of the series has made its way to Tyson, and he’s making it clear that he’s not excited about the upcoming series.

In two posts via Instagram, Tyson shared his thoughts about Mike. In the first post, he praised Dana White, the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), alleging that Hulu tried to pay White to promote the upcoming series, but White declined, stating that he “honors friendship.” Tyson went on to call the upcoming series a “slave master take over story” of his life. In another post, Tyson wrote, “Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives, I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block.”

The series is set to premiere its first two episodes on the streaming site in August, and the entire season will consist of 8 episodes. Tyson had signed on to be an executive producer of another show set to tell the story of his life, with actor Jamie Foxx cast to star as Tyson. However, the series never found a network, which led to the development of the project being halted.

The boxer’s anger about the network telling his story without his involvement is valid, and it’s also disappointing to hear that the network didn’t offer him any compensation for telling the story as well. With Tyson being very vocal with his negative feelings about Mike, it’s fair to say he’ll be even more vocal when the first episodes of the series are available for streaming on Hulu later this month.

As the release date approaches, audiences will see if Mike tells an honest depiction of the boxer’s life and career, and if Tyson has more to say about Hulu’s adaptation.

Mike premieres on Hulu on August 25, 2022.

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