Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Peacock Sets Premiere Date for Limited Series 'Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist' Starring Kevin Hart

Peacock has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original limited series Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist starring Kevin Hart.

All 8 episodes of the limited series will be available on Thursday, September 5.

Based on the iHeart true-crime podcast, the series follows the infamous story of how an armed robbery on the night of Muhammad Ali's historic 1970 comeback fight changed not only one man's life but ultimately transformed Atlanta into the "Black Mecca." When a hustler named Chicken Man (Hart) hosts an afterparty to celebrate the fight with a guest list of the country's wealthiest, the night ends with the most brazen criminal underworld heist in Atlanta's history. Suspected of masterminding the crime, Chicken Man is hellbent on clearing his name but must convince his old adversary, J.D. Hudson, one of the first Black detectives in the city's desegregated police force, who is tasked with bringing those responsible to justice.

In addition to Hart, the series stars Samuel L. Jackson, Taraji P. Henson, Don Cheadle and Terrence Howard.

Guest stars include Chloe Bailey, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Dexter Darden, Lori Harvey and Sinqua Walls.

Shaye Ogbonna developed the series and serves as co-showrunner alongside Jason Horwitch. They executive produce with Hart, Will Packer, Sabrina Wind, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Conal Byrne, Carrie Lieberman, Jeff Keating, Lars Jacobson, Erika L. Johnson, Mike Daniels and director Craig Brewer. Universal Television, Will Packer Media, Hartbeat Productions and Doghouse Pictures produce.