The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is coming to television thanks to a partnership between the Elvis Presley estate and Weinstein Television. Deadline.com reports that an eight- to 10-part event series is in the works that will shoot in Presley’s Graceland home and will include footage of his cars, clothes and jets.
“The series, which has the Dave Marsh book ‘Elvis’ as a resource as well as archives that include Presley’s personal journals, will get going quickly,” Deadline reports. “TWC is already short-listing A-list feature writer-directors to write the script. It is expected the package will be brought to networks within the next two weeks.”
The Presley estate is fully on board with the biopic, and Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser will all be among the executive producers, the report notes. Megan Spanjian, head of scripted television for Weinstein, will oversee the project.