Hulu limited series Miguel premiered the first two episodes on August 25. The third episode of the miniseries, which chronicles the life of famed boxer Mike Tyson, will premiere on Thursday, September 1 at 3 am ET.
Created by Steven Rogers, the series features actors Trevante Rhodes and Russell Hornsby as Mike Tyson and American boxing promoter Don King.
Additional cast members include:
- Harvey Keitel as Cus D’Amato
- Laura Harrier as Robin Givens
- Grace Zabriskie as Camille D’Amato
- Olunike Adeliyi as Lorna Mae, Tyson’s mother
- TJ Atoms as Barkim
- Li Eubanks as Desiree Washington
Read on to find out more about the series.
what to expect from Miguel Episode 3
episode 3 of Migueltitled Lover, focuses on the boxer’s love date. As the name suggests, the episode will explore the professional boxer’s romantic interest in Robin Givens. The episode synopsis reads:
Mike falls deeply in love with Robin Givens, asking “How can someone who hates himself love someone else?”
The series follows Tyson’s and is spread over eight episodes. The first two episodes, directed by Craig Gillespie, premiered on August 25. Gillespie also directed episode 3.
Noble Thiefthe synopsis for the first episode on IMDb reads:
“From the perspective of his one-man show, Mike Tyson asks the question, ‘Who am I?’ as he reflects on his childhood in Brownsville, New York, where he already has 37 arrests on his record when he’s only 13.”
While the second episode, titled Monsterhe continued his training under the guidance of Cus D’Amato.
The controversy surrounding the Trevante Rhodes series
On the review aggregation platform Rotten Tomatoes, the miniseries scored 46% based on feedback from 25 critics, while the audience/users rated it 40%. Some users have cited Hulu’s failure to pay Tyson despite having done a series of biographies on him.
Users’ anger could be the result of an Instagram post Tyson wrote earlier this month. On August 6, the boxing champion called out Hulu for stealing his life story. He 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 execs, I’m just a N** **r they can sell on the auction block.
The legendary boxer called the streaming service and wrote:
“Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master. They stole my story and they didn’t pay me.”
While some Rotten Tomatoes users appreciated the show and Rhodes’ performance, few openly boycotted it.
Tyson took to social media to highlight a post review of the two episodes that were released. He drew a parallel between the show’s content and Spike Lee’s 2013 TV movie. Mike Tyson: indisputable truth.
The publication went ahead and called the Hulu series “an unauthorized version of one person’s story” and added that the show used “voiceover, scenes from Tyson’s one-man show.”
Tyson, who has declined to promote the Hulu series, wrote in a reply post:
“At least I’m not the only one who thinks it’s weird that Hulu used my indisputable truth as the backdrop for his Unauthorized Truth series about my life.
The boxer previously claimed that Hulu attempted to pay Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, to “promote their slave master takeover” of their story. Sharing a photo with Dana White, Tyson wrote:
“Hulu desperately tried to pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to promote his slave master taking over my life story. He turned him down because he honors friendship and treats people with dignity. I will never forget what he did for me, just like I will never forget what Hulu stole from me.”
Viewers can watch episode 3 of Miguel on Hulu on September 1.