Netflix orders an animated Elvis Presley spy series

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From Digital Spy

Netflix is reimagining Elvis Presley as a spy in a brand new animated series. Yes, really.

The streaming giant has announced Agent King, which will depict the King of Rock 'n' Roll as a secret spy who battles the dark forces that threaten America.

All the while, he still continues his day job as a rock star. The announcement comes as the world marks the 42nd anniversary of the star's death.

Archer's Mike Arnold will write the series and serve as showrunner, while Elvis's widow Priscilla Presley will serve as a co-creator and executive producer.

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"From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world!" she said (via The Hollywood Reporter).

"Agent King lets him do just that. 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."

Agent King isn't the only Elvis project coming up, with a Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic starring Austin Butler in the works.

"I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, and through a journey of extensive screen testing and music and performance workshops, I knew unequivocally that I had found someone who could embody the spirit of one of the world’s most iconic musical figures," the director recently said.

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