A Knockout Lineup: Kevin Hart, Samuel L. Jackson, and More Headline ‘Fight Night’ Muhammad Ali Series on Peacock Wednesday 12 June, 2024

Peacock has revealed the premiere date for the upcoming series “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist,” inspired by a 2020 podcast recounting Muhammad Ali’s boxing comeback. The show is scheduled to launch on September 5.

FIGHT NIGHT: THE MILLION DOLLAR HEIST — Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Haiti Estelhomme and Yomally Brady as ensemble cast, Terrence Howard as Cadillac Richie, Samuel L. Jackson as Frank Moten, Michael James Shaw as Lamar — (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/PEACOCK)

According to the official release, “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist” explores the notorious tale of an armed robbery during Muhammad Ali’s pivotal 1970 return to the ring, leading to significant repercussions that not only impacted one man’s life but also reshaped Atlanta into the renowned ‘Black Mecca.’


The miniseries explores the aftermath of Muhammad Ali’s 1970 comeback fight in Atlanta, a night marked by one of the nation’s largest armed robberies that plunged the city into chaos.


The highly-anticipated series boasts an impressive ensemble cast with Kevin Hart playing Chicken Man, Samuel L. Jackson portraying Frank Moten, Taraji P. Henson as Vivian Thomas, Don Cheadle as JD Hudson, Terrence Howard as Cadillac Richie, and Dexter Darden taking on the role of Ali. Additionally, guest stars Chloe Bailey, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Lori Harvey, and Sinqua Walls will make appearances.

FIGHT NIGHT: THE MILLION DOLLAR HEIST — Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Kevin Hart as Gordon “Chicken Man” Williams, Taraji P. Henson as Vivian Thomas — (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/PEACOCK)

FIGHT NIGHT: THE MILLION DOLLAR HEIST — Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Don Cheadle as JD Hudson, Dexter Darden as Muhammad Ali — (Photo by: Eli Joshua Adé/PEACOCK)

Creator / Writer / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Shaye Ogbonna (Penguin, The Chi, God’s Country)
Showrunner / Executive Producer: Jason Horwitch (Echo 3, The Calling)
Executive Producer / Star: Kevin Hart
Executive Producer: Will Packer and Sabrina Wind for Will Packer Media
Executive Producer: Bryan Smiley and Mike Stein for Hartbeat
Executive Producer: Conal Byrne and Carrie Lieberman for iHeartPodcasts
Executive Producer: Jeff Keating of Doghouse Pictures, LLC
Executive Producer: Lars Jacobson
Executive Producer: Erika L. Johnson
Executive Producer: Mike Daniels
Executive Producer / Director (Ep. 101, 102, 107 and 108): Craig Brewer (Empire, Dolemite Is My Name)
Co-Executive Producer: Tiffany Brown for Hartbeat, Kenny Burns
Studio: Universal Television LLC, a division of Universal Studio Group
Production Location: Fight Night is shooting at Assembly Studios in Atlanta

Fight Night – The Million Dollar Heist premieres only on Peacock Sept 5th

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