On the 42nd anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, who died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977, at age 42, Netflix announced a series order for “Agent King,” an adult animated comedy based on Elvis.
Deadline reports that the project comes from Priscilla Presley, John Eddie, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Television and Authentic Brands Group.
“Co-created by Presley and Eddie, in the series, Elvis 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 ‘n’ Roll,” Deadline reports.
Presley and Eddie will executive produce with Authentic Brands Group’s Jamie Salter, Deadline notes, while Mike Arnold will be showrunner, writer and executive producer.
“Fletcher Moules will serve as supervising director and co-executive producer,” Deadline adds. “Marc Rosen and Corey Salter also will co-executive produce. Legendary designer John Varvatos will custom design Elvis’ entire wardrobe for the series, and will serve as a consulting producer on the series, along with Jerry Schilling.”
Said Priscilla Presley: “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.”