Viva Las Vegas, indeed. If you thought you’d seen every possible angle of Elvis Presley in pop culture before, well, you ain’t seen nothing yet because being a superspy never looked quite so good until now.
“Agent Elvis” has every indication of taking a very loose and fun, off-the-wall sense of artistic license with the life of the unparalleled pop star. Created by John Eddie and Priscilla Presley, the late singer’s ex-wife, the series boasts a headline-grabbing voice cast of big names, led by Matthew McConaughey as Elvis. He’s joined by a full roster that includes Kaitlin Olson, Johnny Knoxville of “Jackass” fame, Niecy Nash, Tom Kenny, Don Cheadle, Priscilla Presley in a cameo role as herself, Jason Mantzoukas, Asif Ali, Ed Helms, Christina Hendricks, Kieran Culkin, Fred Armisen, Chris Elliott, George Clinton, Craig Robinson, Simon Pegg, Ego Nwodim, Gary Cole, Jamie Costa, Tara Strong, Dee Bradley Baker, Jim Meskimen, Carlos Alazraqui, Cree Summer, Ilia Volok, Tony Cavalero, Michael Leon Wooley, and Eric Bauza.
Animation geeks will be pleased to know that the series comes from the vaunted animation studio Titmouse, responsible for the look of shows like “The Legend of Vox Machina,” “Animaniacs,” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks” among many, many others. “Agent Elvis” is set to premiere March 17, 2023, on Netflix with 10 total episodes.
In the series, Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves — all while holding down his day job as the King Of Rock And Roll.