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Teaser Drops For Peacock’s ‘Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist’

Limited series, ‘Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist,’ coming to Peacock. | Hasani Comer, Tara Henson as Vivian Thomas, Samuel L. Jackson as Frank Moten, and Rockmond Dunbar as Uncle Willie | Image courtesy of Peacock

A Robbery that Rocked the Ring

The wait is finally over for fans of true-crime dramas and Muhammad Ali enthusiasts alike, as Peacock has released the first teaser for its new limited series, Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist. The show is based on the true-crime podcast of the same name, which tells the gripping story of an infamous armed robbery that took place on the night of Muhammad Ali’s historic 1970 comeback fight. With its rich history and shocking true events, Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist is poised to captivate audiences and deliver a thrilling ride that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. 

From True Crime to Prime Time

The original iHeart podcast Fight Night and The Million Dollar Heist was narrated and written by Jeff Keating and his co-writer Jim Roberts. Additionally, it was produced by Will Packer and James Lopez. The podcast was released to audiences on October 16, 2020 – the 50th anniversary of the historic fight. Furthermore, the podcast conducted extensive interviews with key figures involved, including witnesses and a conversation with one of the first Black detectives in Georgia who was assigned to the case, J.D Hudson. 

Gaining popularity over time, the show’s gripping storytelling and well-researched details captivated viewers. Thus, it led to a devoted fan base that eagerly anticipated its adaptation to the screen when it was announced in December of 2023. Fight Night’s teaser provides a unique focus on the escalation and the aftermath of the robbery. Chicken Man, played by Kevin Hart, must clear his name from accusations of being the mastermind behind the event. 

A Star-Studded Lineup 

Beyond the captivating story, the excitement surrounding Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist is also fueled by the impressive ensemble cast that has been assembled. Alongside Kevin Hart, Samuel L. Jackson will take on the role of Frank Moten. Additionally,  Taraji P. Henson will play Vivan Thomas, and Terrence Howard will portray Cadillac Richie. Among the show’s impressive guest stars are Chloe Bailey as Lena Mosley, Marsha Stephanie Blake as Delores Hudson, Lori Harvey as Lola Falana, and Sinqua Walls as McKinley Rogers.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Kevin Hart shed some light on his character amidst the teaser release. He described Chicken Man as a “dreamer” archetype character. According to Hart, “A dream isn’t just a dream; a dream is real, and something others will later discover if you do it correctly. And Chicken Man is a dream.” Producer Will Packer also provided insight into the character. He stated that Chicken Man is “more vulnerable than any character that Kevin has ever played before.” 

The Countdown Begins

Though the teaser is only the first of many promotional materials to come before the miniseries releases, Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist has already piqued the interest of fans and critics alike. Furthermore, with its star-studded cast, captivating story, and promise of thrilling action, this limited series is shaping up to be a must-watch event. As the countdown to its premiere begins, fans are eagerly anticipating the suspenseful plot twists, heart-pumping chases, and emotional character developments that will unfold throughout the series. 

Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist is set to premiere on September 5, 2024, on Peacock. 

Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist (2024) Official Trailer Courtesy of Peacock

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