In one of the more unlikely stories you’ll hear this week, Netflix has announced that it will soon be the home of Agent King, an animated spy series based on the espionage of Mr. Elvis Presley.

The upcoming Agent King follows the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll as he performs to hysterical crowds during the day and yet finds time in the evening to work undercover for the good of the American people.

The show, which has some official backing in the form of Elvis’ wife Priscilla Presley and John Eddie who are acting as co-creator and executive producer. The series was announced on August 16th the 42nd anniversary of Elvis’ death in 1977. 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.”

She added: “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.”

While we don’t yet have a date for when the new series will arrive to our screens, there is more Elvis news as Baz Luhrmann confirmed casting on his upcoming biopic of The King.

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