Mike Tyson Cartoon Coming to Adult Swim

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The latest strange happening in the world of Mike Tyson has taken an animated turn; the ex-boxer-cum-TV-star is to star in a new cartoon coming to Adult Swim. He will voice his own character in the show.

“As Adult Swim continues to grow and be the place for great comedic talent as well as surprising and unexpected content, it is important that we expand its development of original programs so that we can build on its success even more,” said Stuart Snyder, president and coo of Turner’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group. “The record ratings the network is experiencing this year is a testament to the great work being done by all the wonderfully talented people at Adult Swim.” Mike Tyson Mysteries will see the larger-than-life star fight crime and solve mysteries on the street with his trusty sidekick, a pigeon, and a magical tattoo on his arm. It’s an unexpected move by the network and Tyson, but almost certainly a welcome one.

Adult Swim are really ramping up their comedy slate for next season. They’ve taken on some off-network reruns of Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, and announced plenty of new comedies themselves, including Rick and Morty, Mr. Pickles, King Star King, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II, Metalocalpyse: The Doom Star Requiem and Hot Package.

Mike TysonYou can see THIS face and hear THAT voice, but in cartoon format, soon


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