Mike Tyson will Star in Animated Series, Solve Crimes with Pigeon

Iron Mike Tyson Visits Pigeon Fancier

Over the course of his life Mike Tyson has worn many different hats. He’s been the heavyweight champion of the world, a video game antagonist, an actor, a pitchman, an inmate and through it all a noted pigeon enthusiast.

Friday Adult Swim announced at it’s upfront it will air an animated series, “Mike Tyson Mysteries” where the former boxer solves crimes with his sidekick, a talking pigeon. Oh, he also has a magical face tattoo.

Here’s the press release from the Hollywood Reporter:

In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count.

Let’s just hope the writers don’t recycle old plot lines from the old Mr. T animated series.

Wait, that actually wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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