In All Things Of Streaming On Peacock With A Star-Studded Cast

Based on the acclaimed iHeart true-crime podcast, Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist chronicles the notorious armed robbery that occurred during Muhammad Ali’s historic 1970 comeback fight. This event not only altered one man’s life but also helped transform Atlanta into the “Black Mecca.”

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The story follows hustler Chicken Man (Kevin Hart), who hosts an afterparty with the nation’s wealthiest attendees, only for the night to end with the most audacious heist in Atlanta’s history. Accused of masterminding the crime, Chicken Man is determined to clear his name.

He must convince his old rival, J.D. Hudson (Don Cheadle), one of the first Black detectives in Atlanta’s desegregated police force, who is charged with bringing the culprits to justice.

Hart, who served as an executive producer, shared with Vanity Fair his joy about the project,

“I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about something in my life.”

He continued,

“I said that the only way I would do it is if we could turn it into a drama. That way I didn’t feel like I was doing what Chadwick and I were going to do. It was something different.”

After casting Henson, Cheadle, Howard, and Jackson, the team turned their attention to refining the finer details that bring the series to life.

Initially, Hart planned to remake the 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night with actor Chadwick Boseman. However, after Boseman’s death from colon cancer in 2020, Hart abandoned the project.

It wasn’t until executive producer Will Packer proposed telling the story of the robbery that sets off Uptown Saturday Night that Hart decided to move forward with a new direction.

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Photo: Parrish Lewis/PEACOCK

Check out the trailer below and set your television for the premiere on Sept. 5, 2024.

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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