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Agent Elvis is now streaming on Netflix as a surreal animated sequence during which the King of Rock And Roll finds himself turning into an agent for a secret group trying to avoid wasting the world. With the sequence assembling a star-studded cast together with Matthew McConaughey as Elvis, together with Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville, It is All the time Sunny’s Kaitlin Olsen, and The Avengers’ Don Cheadle, the show was dropped at life because of creators John Eddie, Mike Arnold, and Priscilla Presley. Talking with Mike and John, Comicbook.com was in a position to be taught extra in regards to the origins of Agent Elvis.

Co-Creator, Govt Producer, and Co-Showrunner John Eddie began the dialogue by documenting the sooner days of the Netflix animated authentic, “The tremendous early steps, we pitched it to Priscilla Presley in 2012 and it was impressed by the well-known photograph of Elvis and Richard Nixon, where the King provided his providers as a D.E.A. agent, battling the evils of ‘counter tradition’. We pitched it as an animated show as if directed by Quentin Tarantino, we needed it to be violent and have intercourse and medicines and communicate to the instances for that timeline. We needed it to be animated as a result of we’re big Elvis followers, and whereas there have been some nice live-action actors taking part in the King, it all the time appeared to us that they weren’t in a position to appear like him. It is arduous to seize and he was a fantastic human being. He was from one other planet so far as I am involved.”

Agent King

Initially, the sequence was titled “Agent King”, however was ultimately modified to Agent Elvis because the showrunners defined, “It was initially referred to as Agent King, which was as a result of we weren’t positive that we’d have the ability to use the title ‘Agent Elvis’ resulting from licensing points.”

Showrunner, Govt Producer, and Head Author Mike Arnold defined that the idea was merely an excessive amount of to not dive headfirst into, “After I first met John and heard in regards to the concept, the notion of Elvis partnered up with a coked-up chimp with a shotgun simply appeared like an excessive amount of enjoyable to not get into.”

Will you be testing Agent Elvis this weekend? What different real-life figures might work as animated tremendous spies? Be happy to tell us within the feedback or hit me up instantly on Twitter @EVComedy to speak all issues comics, anime, and the world of Elvis Presley.

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