With it being the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, there are plenty of things I could have predicted would happen. Maybe there’d be some concerts in his honor. Maybe even a marathon of his movies on TV. Hell, maybe even a memorial. But if you had asked me if we’d be getting an animated TV show about him being a government spy, I’d laugh and then immediately ask to see it.
Netflix has announced today that we’re getting just that (via Variety). The series in question is called Agent King, and it comes from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie.
According to the streaming giant, “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 And Roll.”
So basically, he’s Hannah Montana mixed in with Kim Possible? It’s just so weird and wacky it may work.
“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.”
So what do you think? Is this a fitting tribute to the King of Rock and Roll? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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