Pre-Upfront News: Mike Tyson Mego Figure Hints At Fall Release of Series
Update: Adult Swim confirmed today that “Mike Tyson Mysteries” is due out in the Fall. Here’s the summary:
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES – In Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new half-hour animated adult comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team — the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man — Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. 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 team gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count. The series stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD), and Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community). Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and premieres on Adult Swim this fall.
There hasn’t been much said about “Mike Tyson Mysteries” since last year’s Upfront Presentation. Here is what zetacoes had to say about it:
Mike Tyson Mysteries is exactly what it sounds like. Amazing. Boxing legend Mike Tyson stars as himself in a live action/animation hybrid with his trusty pigeon sidekick. Mike, with his magic face tattoo and his pigeon buddy work for anyone who needs help, and they work together to fight crime and solve mysteries, like defeating a super computer at chess and helping a werewolf author finish his novel. Quarter hour, probably going to be amazing.
Over the weekend, I received a package of some Venture-related stuff I ordered from our friends at Entertainment Earth, and noticed this in the catalog: It seems that Bif Bang Pow will be releasing Mego figures (not unlike their Venture Bros line,) for the upcoming series, produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Upon further super-sleuthing, I found this image of the backer on USA Today: It seems that the series will include a ghost of the “Marquess of Queensbury” (an obvious spoof of Hanna-Barbera’s Funky Phantom) and the stereotypical Asian heroine named “Yung Hee.” At any rate, the Mike Tyson Mego is slated for an August release on Entertainment Earth. Does this mean we should expect “Mike Tyson Mysteries” on our Adult Swim TV this Fall? Only time will tell… on May 14th.