Netflix has granted a series order to Agent King, an adult animated comedy which will re-imagine Elvis Presley as a James Bond-like super spy.
Co-created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie, Agent King will see Elvis ” trading in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves — all while holding down his day job as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
“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,” said Priscilla Presley. “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 was made yesterday, coinciding with the 42nd anniversary of Elvis’ death in 1977. Presley and Eddie will serve as executive producers, with Mike Arnold (Archer) showrunning for Sony Pictures Animation and Authentic Brands Group.
via Flickering Myth