Netflix Creating Animated Elvis Spy Comedy Series, ‘Agent King’
The King of Rock 'n' Roll will be a spy in a new Netflix series co-created by his widow, Priscilla Presley. On Friday (Aug. 16), the steaming giant announced that it has ordered a complete season of the new show, Agent King.
Agent King is an adult animated comedy in which the late music icon "trades in his white jumpsuit for a jetpack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves," according to Agent King's official longline.
The new series will be is helmed by Mike Arnold, who is famous for his contributions to the hit animated comedy Archer, and was co-created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Other industry heavyweights who are involved are Jamie Salter, who will executive produce the show, and Cory Salter and Marc Rosen, who are both serving as co-executive producers.
According to Variety, Priscilla Presley says in a statement that, "From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world! Agent King lets him do just that. My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven’t seen before."
The announcement of this new Elvis-centric animated series came on the 42nd anniversary of the icon's death. As of now, Agent King does not have a release date.
Earlier in August, a new Elvis Presley biopic received an official release date of Oct. 1, 2021. The currently untitled film will feature famous Hollywood actors such as Austin Butler, who will play Presley, and Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker, the singer's manager. The film will be centered around the relationship between Presley and Parker.
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