Former boxing champion-turned-actor Mike Tyson is getting animated to star as a crime-solving detective in a new Tv series.

The Hangover star has signed a deal with America's Adult Swim cable network for the Mike Tyson Mysteries, which will feature a character voiced by the retired sportsman, who receives help on his adventures from a magical face tattoo and his foul-mouthed pigeon sidekick. Tyson himself is famous for the tribal inking on his face and is also known for owning racing pigeons.

The 15-minute shows have yet to be given a premiere date.