January 11, 2017


Watch Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in Strange 'Urban Myths' Trailer

Michael Jackson's impeccable legacy doesn't need to be tainted any further, and Joseph Fiennes' portrayal of the icon isn't helping the cause. The actor appears as bizarre version MJ in the new trailer for the Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies TV show.

The anthology tells a reimagining of Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Grease star Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) taking a road trip after 9/11—a story that may or may not be true.

Fiennes previously commented on accusations of whitewashing the King of Pop. "I deal in imagination, so I don't think imagination should have rules stamped on them," the actor told Associated Press. "If it promotes stereotyping, then it's wrong. I made a distinction that the Jackson project doesn't do that." 

Other plots in the "true...ish stories" series include Bob Dylan (Eddie Marsan) looking for someone named Dave and a young Adolf Hitler (Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon) hanging out with Hitler’s Friend (Rupert Grint).

Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies premieres Jan. 19 on U.K.'s Sky Arts. Below, watch Bruno Mars share how Michael Jackson and Kanye West inspired him: