Netflix have shared the first trailer for Agent Elvis, which stars Matthew McConaughey as an animated version of Elvis Presley.
According to Variety, the logline for the series reads: “Elvis Presley 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 and Roll.”
The upcoming programme has been created by Elvis’ widow Priscilla Presley, and John Eddie. Meanwhile, Mike Arnold serves as showrunner and head writer on the series. At the time of the announcement of Agent Elvis, Priscilla said: “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.”
Details on the programme remain thin, although it has been confirmed that Agent Elvis is intended for adult audiences rather than for families. The show will be arriving on Netflix in March and has been produced in partnership with Authentic Brands Group and Titmouse.
In other Elvis-related news, Austin Butler has said that he “probably damaged” his vocal cords while filming the Baz Lurhmann biopic. The Oscar-nominated actor starred as Elvis Presley in the picture alongside Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Richard Roxburgh and Helen Thomson. He also won the ‘Best Actor’ award at this year’s Golden Globes for his performance.
During a recent conversation on the Graham Norton Show, Butler discussed weening himself of the Elvis accent and the impact of performing so many musical numbers on his vocal cords. “From all the singing,” he said, “I think I have probably destroyed my voice a bit, you know, my vocal cords. It’s a lot raspier now.”
Watch the trailer for Agent Elvis below.