Warner Bros. Animation’s Mike Tyson Mysteries is a throwback to the celebrity-endorsed TV cartoons of the 1970s and ’80s, but the comedic twist is that the “celebrity” is a wife-beating, drug-abusing, flesh-biting, convicted rapist. The series, which is scheduled to debut on Adult Swim this fall, was previewed at Comic-Con with the teaser posted below.
The show strives to faithfully capture the vintage Seventies design style, complete with Hanna-Barbera’s no-lower-eyelid, flesh-colored-eyes style. On the whole, the show looks to have above-average production values for Adult Swim.
The former felon’s crime-solving buddies are Pigeon, a man-turned-pigeon, voiced by Norm MacDonald; the Ghost of the 9th Marquess of Queensberry (voiced by Jim Rash), a real-life historical figure who was an early promoter of boxing; and Tyson’s adopted Korean daughter, voiced by the white actress Rachel Ramras for that added touch of racist caricature. The showrunner/exec producer is Hugh Davidson, whose writing credits include The Looney Tunes Show and Robot Chicken.