Elvis Presley becomes a secret agent in the new animated Netflix series Agent Elvis. Plus, he has a chimpanzee sidekick. We're being totally serious.

The upcoming series has finally got a release date and it's very soon, so prepare yourselves for the madness of Agent Elvis.

Matthew McConaughey is voicing the king of rock 'n' roll himself, with Priscilla Presley, the musician's widow, voicing her own character.

Priscilla co-created the series with rock singer John Eddie — and they say it will allow the world to see the late star as they've never seen him before.

Priscilla said: "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."

Also on the voice cast are Christina Hendricks, Simon Pegg, Kieran Culkin and Don Cheadle amongst other starry names.

Read on for everything you need to know about Agent Elvis.

When is Agent Elvis released on Netflix?

Agent Elvis will hit screens on Friday 17th March.

It will be available to watch on Netflix, with the streaming service teasing: "Long live the King. Agent Elvis premieres March 17, only on Netflix."

Who is in the cast of Agent Elvis?

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Matthew McConaughey.

The animated series has a star-studded cast list. Confirmed to voice characters are:

  • Matthew McConaughey as Elvis Presley
  • Priscilla Presley as herself
  • Don Cheadle
  • Kaitlin Olson
  • Simon Pegg
  • Niecy Nash
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Kieran Culkin
  • Tom Kenny
  • Tara Strong
  • Ego Nwodim

Playing the king of rock 'n' roll is certainly a new one for McConaughey, who's best known for films including Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club, and Magic Mike. The actor is the latest in a long line of people to have lent their talents to play the music icon, following on from Austin Butler's Oscar-nominated performance in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis.

Priscilla, who is voicing her own character, has made it clear that she supports the project, saying that her late husband dreamed of being a superhero. She's had various roles over the years, including playing Jenna Wade in the soap opera Dallas.

Cheadle is best known for films including Crash, Hotel Rwanda, and recently White Noise, as well as his role in the MCU as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, AKA War Machine. Meanwhile, Kieran Culkin is known for his role as Roman Roy in Succession.

Knoxville is best known as the co-creator and star of the series Jackass, which also spawned six movies.

What is the plot of Agent Elvis?

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Elvis Presley.

You'll have to watch the show to find out the ins and outs of the plot, but the trailer shows Elvis switching his singing and hip-shaking for a spot of spying as he takes on dark forces threatening the US.

The trailer also shows Elvis on the moon, wielding a gun, undergoing his special agent training, and flying off into the sunset - so it's safe to say it looks pretty action-packed.

Is there a trailer for Agent Elvis?

The trailer for Agent Elvis was released in February 2023. Watch it below:

Agent Elvis will air on Netflix in March 2023. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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