Netflix has given a series order to Elvis adult animated action comedy series “Agent King.” The project was announced Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of Elvis’ death.
The late singer’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, is co-creating the series with musician John Eddie. Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Television and Authentic Brands Group are also attached.
According to Netflix’s description, Elvis Presley trades 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 & 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. 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,” Priscilla Presley said.
Mike Arnold (“Archer”) will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Jerry Schilling will serve as a consultant, while Fletcher Moules will serve as supervising director and co-executive producer.
John Varvatos will custom design Elvis’ entire wardrobe for the series, and will also serve as a consulting producer. Authentic Brands Group’s Jamie Salter will be an executive producer, while Marc Rosen and Corey Salter will be co-executive producers.
Variety was first to report the news.