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]