Peacock has just dropped the tantalizing teaser trailer for “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist,” a riveting new series based on the acclaimed iHeart true-crime podcast.

Set to premiere on September 5, 2024, this series delves into the infamous armed robbery that took place on the night of Muhammad Ali’s historic 1970 comeback fight, a crime that not only altered the life of one man but also played a pivotal role in transforming Atlanta into the “Black Mecca.”

Pictured: Kevin Hart as Gordon “Chicken Man” Williams — (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/PEACOCK)

An Electrifying Plot Of ‘Fight Night’

Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist” captures the dramatic and thrilling events that unfold after a hustler named Chicken Man, portrayed by the multi-talented Kevin Hart, throws an extravagant afterparty to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s victorious return to the ring.

The party, attended by some of the nation’s wealthiest individuals, ends in chaos when the night is marred by the most audacious heist in Atlanta’s criminal history.

Suspected of being the mastermind behind the heist, Chicken Man is determined to clear his name.

To do so, he must navigate a web of deception and intrigue, all while trying to convince his old nemesis, J.D. Hudson.

Played by the incomparable Don Cheadle, Hudson is one of the first Black detectives in Atlanta’s newly desegregated police force, tasked with bringing the culprits to justice.

Pictured: (l-r) Don Cheadle as JD Hudson, Dexter Darden as Muhammad Ali — (Photo by: Eli Joshua Adé/PEACOCK)

Star-Studded Cast

The series boasts a stellar cast, with Kevin Hart stepping into a dramatic role that showcases his versatility as an actor.

Known primarily for his comedic genius, Hart’s portrayal of Chicken Man promises to be both compelling and nuanced.

Don Cheadle, a powerhouse in the acting world, brings gravitas and depth to the character of J.D. Hudson, making the dynamic between these two characters one of the series’ most anticipated elements.

Pictured: Taraji P. Henson as Vivian Thomas — (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/PEACOCK)

Veteran actress Taraji P. Henson stars as Vivian Thomas, a savvy businesswoman who is also the mistress of Kevin Hart’s character, Chicken Man.

Terrence Howard stars as Richard “Cadillac” Wheeler, and Samuel L. Jackson stars as Frank Moten.

Pictured: (l-r) Samuel L. Jackson as Frank Moten, Terrence Howard as Cadillac Richie — (Photo by: Eli Joshua Adé/PEACOCK)

Behind the Scenes

Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist” draws its narrative from the widely praised iHeart true-crime podcast, known for its detailed and gripping storytelling.

The series adaptation promises to maintain the podcast’s high standards, delivering a visually stunning and emotionally intense experience.

Executive producers include industry heavyweights who have a track record of creating captivating content that resonates with audiences.

Their combined expertise ensures that the series will not only entertain but also provide a thought-provoking look at a pivotal moment in Atlanta’s history.

Pictured: (l-r) Haiti Estelhomme, Yomally Brady, Terrence Howard as Cadillac Richie, Samuel L. Jackson as Frank Moten, Michael James Shaw as Lamar — (Photo by: Parrish Lewis/PEACOCK)

Mark Your Calendars

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

The teaser trailer has already generated significant buzz, hinting at the high-stakes drama and intense character dynamics that will unfold.

Watch The ‘Fight Night’ Teaser Trailer

Prepare for a thrilling journey into the heart of one of Atlanta’s most legendary heists. This is one series you won’t want to miss.

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