Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation today announced Agent King, an animated adult action comedy series in which Elvis Presley is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to battle the forces that threaten the country he loves – all while holding down his day job as the King of Rock and Roll.
Agent King was created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie, who will also serve as executive producers. Archer alum Mike Arnold will write the series and serve as showrunner.
In related news, Elvis Presley is returning to the big screen across the globe this fall with the new music special Elvis Unleashed, featuring previously unseen footage on movie theater screens of Elvis as he filmed the iconic 68 Comeback Special. The two-day cinema event, which includes outtakes and performances that reveal a new side of the King, will air in cinemas on October 7, with an encore screening on October 10.
Each screening will include a new 30-minute segment with Los Angeles Times lead music writer Randy Lewis in conversation with actor Dennis Quaid, rising pop/country artist Jade Jackson and the esteemed director and producer of the 68 Elvis Comeback Special, Steve Binder, to discuss Elvis’s life and legacy. Quaid and Jackson are set to perform some Elvis classics, while Randy Lewis discusses the behind-the-scenes interactions that Binder had with Elvis and his manager Colonel Parker, as well as celebrating the King.
Tickets for U.S. screenings of Elvis Unleashed can be purchased at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. Fathom Events will present Elvis Unleashed in more than 800 U.S. movie theaters on Monday, October 7, and Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).