Mike Tyson on his social media accounts expressed his disdain over an upcoming Hulu miniseries.
Tyson said the streaming service stole his story: "someone should get fired from Hulu."
"Mike" is set to air on August 25 and stars Trevante Rhodes.
Mike Tyson has expressed his disdain with Hulu over an upcoming miniseries based on his life, titled "Mike."
In a post on Twitter, Tyson said the streaming service stole his story and that "heads will roll for this." The former professional boxer added another tweet that said "someone should get fired from Hulu."
—Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) August 6, 2022
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Tyson said "Hulu's announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn't surprising."
Tyson previously denounced the project in 2021, Newsweek reported.
According to the show's IMDB page, the miniseries will "explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson." Tyson is played by Trevante Rhodes, who starred in the Academy Award-winning film "Moonlight." The series is set to air on August 25.
On Thursday, during a press tour for the show, showrunner Karin Gist said the production team wanted to challenge people's thoughts on Tyson.
"We just wanted to tell an unbiased story and have the audience decide what they think or feel," Gist said. Gist has worked on numerous shows over her career, including "Grey's Anatomy" as a producer.
After winning boxing's heavyweight title in 1986 at only 20 years old, Tyson became a household name.
On a July episode of his podcast, "Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson," the boxer reflected on his life and said he believes death will come for him "really soon." The question was posed by his guest, Sean McFarland, a therapist specializing in addiction who asked Tyson about his thoughts on death, money, and security.
Representatives for Tyson did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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