Matthew McConaughey Becomes the King of Rock and Roll in Netflix’s ‘Agent Elvis’ Teaser

Netflix’s first teaser trailer for its upcoming adult animated comedy series Agent Elvis has us convinced that the King of Rock n Roll might have been a double-naught spy all along. Voiced by Matthew McConaughey, Presley is ready for his next big adventure as he “trades in his jumpsuit for a jetpack to battle the dark forces that threaten the country – all while holding down his day job as the King of Rock and Roll.” Agent Elvis will be a ten-episode-long TV series from Sony Pictures Animation co-created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie, with Mike Arnold (whose writing credits include FXX’s Archer), on executive producing duties.

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The debut teaser gives us our first and best look yet at an animated Elvis, who looks sharp as ever and seems to be doing it all. From setting the stage on fire with his charm and music to conducting late-night interrogations, which occasionally end in someone getting their heads blown off, the King of Rock and Roll has it under control. The show marks the first time Sony has ever done an adult-oriented animation, with the brief teaser not shying away from showing blood and foul language.

During the opening scene of the trailer McConaughey’s voice as Elvis says, “Every once in a while, man accomplishes the impossible… All it takes is someone with a dream.” He then adds, “Cause when a man dreams, he can change the world,” with an accompanying shot showing Elvis landing as the first man on the moon, securing that first footprint and sticking the US flag on the ground with pride.

'Agent Elvis' (2023) | Image: Netflix

‘Agent Elvis’ (2023) | Image: Netflix

Elsewhere in the trailer, Presley can be seen knocking down bad guys, killing mercenaries with an ordinary pen, driving fast cars and slowly learning the ropes of being a kickass spy. Agent Elvis‘ overall animation style appears to be eerily similar to the Archer series, although the art style here is a bit more cartoony and soft.

The show was first announced in 2019 and was originally titled “Agent King.” At the time, Elvis’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley talked a bit about Elvis and her vision for the show, revealing, “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. 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.”

Based on what we have seen so far, Agent Elvis does have some pretty good elements which are only enhanced by Robert Valley’s animated look of Elvis Presley. The show looks plenty promising and we can’t wait to dive into all the mad fun and action that ensues when Agent Elvis hits Netflix this March.

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'Agent Elvis' (2023) | Image: Netflix

‘Agent Elvis’ (2023) | Image: Netflix


Shubhendu Vatsa

Shubhendu Vatsa is an experienced reporter specialising in video game, eSports and technology coverage. A BTech IT graduate, Shubhendu has previously written for entertainment-based publications such as GiveMeSport, Touch, Tap, Play, Attack of the Fanboy, EssentiallySports, Twinfinite and The Load Out.