The controversial and controversial trajectory of boxer Mike Tyson will be addressed in a new original mini-series from the Hulu platform, titled “Iron Mike”. The information was confirmed by the Disney division during the Television Critics Association press tour.
The production will feature eight episodes created by Steven Rogers, the same screenwriter behind the Oscar-acclaimed biopic “Me, Tonya”.
Karin Gist will be the showrunner of ‘Iron Mike’, in addition to assuming the role of executive producer alongside Claire Brown, as well as alongside the team responsible for ‘I, Tonya’: Steven Rogers, director Craig Gillespie , Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Brett Hedblom.
Shortly after the mini-series was announced, boxer Mike Tyson issued a note of disapproval to the streaming service, accusing it of racism. Through his official Instagram account, the former athlete expressed his displeasure with “ Iron Mike ”:
“Hulu’s announcement to make an unauthorized miniseries of Tyson’s story without compensation, while unfortunate, is not surprising. This announcement in the wake of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu corporate greed has led to this hijacking of Tyson’s life story. Making this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern about black story rights dollars. Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to the experiences of blacks, especially after everything that happened in 2020 ”.
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