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Elvis Presley ain't nothing but a hound dog (and a superspy, apparently) in new animated series

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Here’s an odd one: Sony Pictures has teamed up with Priscilla Presley and John Eddie for Agent King, an adult animated comedy where Elvis is both Elvis and a superspy with a jetpack. We have no idea who asked for this, but there’s hope: Mike Arnold, a veteran of FX’s excellent Archer, will serve as showrunner. That’s an inspired pairing.

Per Deadline, the series will find Elvis trading 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.” Alright!

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See a poster for the series below.

Agent King is heading for Netflix, and will apparently hew close to the singer’s style. Menswear legend John Varvatos will custom-design the King’s outfits on the series, while Jerry Schilling, an old member of Elvis’ entourage, will advise as a consultant.

“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 Presley in a statement.“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.”

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Elvis was the subject of an excellent documentary last year, and a biopic about the singer from Baz Lurhmann is currently in development with Tom Hanks and Once Upon A Time In...Hollywood’s Austin Butler. We hope his jetpack fitting went okay.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.