Monday, February 06, 2023

February 06 - Finally, Agent Elvis

Here are the first details and official teaser of Netflix's new adult animated action comedy series 'Agent Elvis'. Matthew McConaughey has signed on to voice Elvis Presley. 

The actor posted: Elvis Presley always dreamed of being a superhero - now, Priscilla Presley is making his dream a reality! Agent Elvis, a new animated series created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Premieres March 2023. 

Formerly titled “Agent King,” the show was first announced in 2019. The series follows Presley as he trades in his jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves, all while holding down his day job as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.

'Agent Elvis' comes from Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures TV and Authentic Brands Group. Priscilla Presley and John Eddie will serve as co-creators and executive producers, and Archer veteran Mike Arnold will write and serve as showrunner and head writer. Eddie will also serve as co-showrunner and writer. 

McConaughey will exec produce alongside Kevin Noel, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, Ben Kalina, Jamie Salter, Corey Salter and Marc Rosen. Fletcher Moules is co-EP.

Presley’s look is being brought into animation with the help of Oscar nominee Robert Valley and 'Agent Elvis’ wardrobe is designed by legendary fashion designer John Varvatos. The series is the first adult animated show to hail from Sony Pictures Animation. It’s produced by Authentic Brands Group and Titmouse.

Priscilla Presley posted: "So excited to have Matthew McConaughey bringing his cool swagger to the role of Agent Elvis in our upcoming @netflix animated series! Elvis would’ve loved this! Alright, Alright, Alright!"

View the trailer below. “Agent Elvis” is slated to premiere this March on Netflix.

Happy Birthday Jerry Schilling

Jerry Schilling celebrated his 81st. birthday, congrats! Born on February 6, 1942. Elvis Presley and Jerry Schilling, first met on July 11, 1954. Schilling was only 12 years old. 

November 1974: Elvis purchased a house in the hills of West Hollywood, California for his close friend and "Memphis Mafia" member Jerry Schilling. Jerry, was in Las Vegas when this happened. Elvis told Jerry: "Jerry, Do you know why I bought you this home? I know I drove all those other guys crazy buying you this house, but your mother died when you were a year old, and you never had a home, and I wanted to be the one to give it to you." Jerry continues to live in the house today.

(Source: Matthew McConaughey / Netflix / Hollywood Reporter)