Mike

This unauthorized telling of Mike Tyson's life story doesn't pull any punches.

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Few boxers are as famous — or perhaps infamous — as Mike Tyson, undisputed world heavyweight champion. Hulu’s eight-episode series Mike tells Tyson’s (totally unauthorized) story, beginning with his troubled upbringing in Brownsville, New York, and eventual rise to sports stardom, and all the controversies that came along the way.

Mike was created by Steven Rogers, and boasts I, Tonya and Pam & Tommy’s Craig Gillespie, as a director. Trevante Rhodes stars as Tyson. Russell Hornsby, Grace Zabriskie, Harvey Keitel, and Laura Harrier also star.

  1. Episode 6 Jailbird
    Mike Recap: Dirty Box After “Desiree,” it’s hard to settle back into business as usual for Mike.
  2. Episode 5 Desiree
    Mike Recap: Desiree’s Story Mike makes Desiree Washington, the woman Tyson was convicted of raping in 1991, the main character of this upsetting episode rather than the boxer.
  3. Episode 4 Meal Ticket
    Mike Recap: Come at the King Mike Tyson is distracted, out of fighting shape, and puffed up on his hype thanks to Don King.
  4. Episode 3 Lover
    Mike Recap: A Different Sort of Ring Mike falls into one of the most common biopic traps when it’s time to cover Tyson’s disastrous marriage to actor Robin Givens.
  5. Episode 2 Monster
    Mike Recap: Coach Frankenstein Mike Tyson loved Cus D’Amato, but was his first coach supporting him or taking advantage of him? Or are they one and the same?
  6. Episode 1 Thief
    Mike Series-Premiere Recap: Raging Bull The first episode of the unauthorized telling of Mike Tyson’s story isn’t exactly a knockout.

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