Mike
A look at Trvante Rhodes as Mike Tyson, focusing on his iconic teeth with a gap in the upper section and two gold teeth, with the tagine reading "YOU MAY KNOW TYSON BUT DO YOU KNOW MIKE?"
Promotional release poster
Genre
Created bySteven Rogers
Starring
ComposerPeter Nashel
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Jason Roberts
  • Thane Watkins
Running time32 minutes
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseAugust 25 (2022-08-25) –
September 15, 2022 (2022-09-15)

Mike is an American miniseries created by Steven Rogers. The series is an unauthorized look at the life of boxer Mike Tyson, with Trevante Rhodes as the titular role, and co-stars Russell Hornsby. Rogers reunites with numerous collaborators from the film I, Tonya (2017), including director Craig Gillespie, and executive producers Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, and Bryan Unkeless. It premiered on Hulu on August 25, 2022.[1][2] The series received mixed reviews from critics, and was heavily criticized by Tyson for being made without his involvement nor compensation.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

Eight episodes have been announced.[3]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Thief"Craig GillespieSteven RogersAugust 25, 2022 (2022-08-25)
2"Monster"Craig GillespieSteven RogersAugust 25, 2022 (2022-08-25)
3"Lover"Craig GillespieKeisha ZollarSeptember 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
4"Meal Ticket"Craig GillespieDarnell BrownSeptember 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)
5"Desiree"Tiffany JohnsonKarin Gist & Samantha Corbin-MillerSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
6"Jailbird"Tiffany JohnsonSamantha Corbin-MillerSeptember 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)
7"Cannibal"Director XMando AlvaradoSeptember 15, 2022 (2022-09-15)
8"Phoenix"Director XAnthony SparksSeptember 15, 2022 (2022-09-15)

Release

Mike was released on Disney+ internationally as a Star Original and on Star+ in Latin America the same day it debuted on Hulu in the US.[4]

Reception

Critical reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 44% approval rating based on 32 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.30/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "This unauthorized biopic of The Baddest Man on the Planet is undeniably ambitious as it weighs the legendary boxer's many contradictions, but it ultimately punches itself out with uneven execution."[5] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 54 out of 100 based on 22 critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]

Reaction from Mike Tyson

Tyson was not involved with the series and criticized Hulu for producing it.[7]

References

  1. ^ Porter, Rick (October 15, 2021). "Harvey Keitel Among 5 Actors Boarding Hulu's Mike Tyson Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  2. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (August 23, 2022). "'Mike' Review: Hulu's Mike Tyson Series Pulls Too Many Punches". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Press, Hulu. "Mike". Hulu. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  4. ^ https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/series/mike/1MiPw2wctInQ
  5. ^ "Mike: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  6. ^ "Mike". Metacritic. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
  7. ^ Tinoco, Armando (August 7, 2022). "Mike Tyson Takes A Jab At Hulu Ahead Of 'Mike' Series Premiere: "They Stole My Life Story & Didn't Pay Me"". Deadline. Retrieved August 26, 2022.