Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled our first look at the upcoming Netflix series. Agent King. The series will be about Elvis Presley, but not the Elvis Presley you’re familiar with, as this animated film about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll swaps his overalls for a jetpack when he joins a secret government spy program to help fight the darkness. forces that threaten the country.
Sony Pictures animation shared an image from the series showing an animated Elvis looking fiercely determined, dressed in all black. Agent King discovers that a music icon is inducted into a secret government agency and becomes a spy, and the series is expected to include all the action and espionage the synopsis suggests. Of course, the King will continue to do his day job as the “King of Rock and Roll”.
The image was presented as part of the Annecy Festival with a trailer for Agent King also reportedly made public. Though it hasn’t appeared online yet. Agent King has been described as an “adult show”, with Agent King Character designer Rob Valley, who devoted endless hours to drawing Elvis, explained how he approached bringing Elvis’ incredibly recognizable face to life with animation. “I wanted him to look charming and dangerous,” Valley said of Elvis’ design for Agent King.
Elvis Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley and John Eddy will serve as executive producers. Agent King with Jamie Salter of Authentic Brands Group. Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer. The cast has yet to be revealed.
Even though Priscilla Presley is an executive producer, she has some concerns about the direction Agent King and concerned about the portrayal of Elvis in the Netflix show. “I read scripts. I’m worried about the scripts because it’s adult animation. So you leave it to Sony and Netflix because they have it. Sometimes a script comes along and I’m like, “God, Elvis would never have said that!”
Elvis Presley to be played by Austin Butler for the first time in a live-action movie
Before viewers see this fictionalized version of Elvis in Agent Kinghe will be portrayed in live action for the first time by Austin Butler in an upcoming biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann. Elvis. Expected to be released later this month. Elvis chronicles the life and career of singer and actor Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), from his childhood days to his rise to rock and roll and movie stardom. The film will focus on his difficult relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
Unlike Agent KingPriscilla Presley was very impressed with the portrayal of Elvis in the biopic. “Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is great. Halfway through the movie, Jerry and I looked at each other and said WOW!!!” she said after a private screening of the film. “Bravo to him…he knew he was in big trouble. He was very nervous playing this role. I can only imagine.” She concluded, “This story, as we all know, does not have a happy ending. But I think you’ll understand a little more about Elvis’ journey written by a director who put his heart and soul and many hours into this film. .”
Elvis scheduled for release in Warner Bros. theaters. Pictures on June 24, 2022 to positive reviews from critics, with most praising Butler’s central performance. Agent King meanwhile, a release date has yet to be announced.