Matthew McConaughey is the voice of Elvis Presley in Netflix’s new animated series “Agent Elvis.”
Netflix has revealed Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Elvis Presley in the forthcoming animated comedy, “Agent Elvis,” in a trailer released on Monday. McConaughey’s Elvis is a global superstar by day and a crimefighting vigilante by night who is recruited to join a secret agency to become Agent Elvis.
Created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie, “Agent” Elvis” sees the King “trading in his jumpsuit for a jetpack 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.” Netflix first announced the series in 2019 under the title “Agent King.”
“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,” said Priscilla when the show was initially announced. “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.”
Mike Arnold serves as showrunner, head writer, and executive producer alongside Eddie, who serves as co-showrunner and writer. Matthew McConaughey also serves as executive producer for the series, in addition to Kevin Noel, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, Ben Kalina, Jamie Salter, Corey Salter, Marc Rosen, and Fletcher Moules.
Academy Award and Oscar nominee Robert Valley assisted the animators in creating the cartoon Elvis’ look, while legendary fashion designer John Varvatos designed Agent Elvis’ wardrobe.
“Agent Elvis” is the first adult animated project from Sony Pictures Animation, the studio behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The series is produced in partnership with Authentic Brands Group and Titmouse.