Agent Elvis Animated Series Gets Release Date As Don Cheadle And Johnny Knoxville Join Cast

If you watched Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" and thought to yourself, "this is good, but I wish Austin Butler was animated and also had a gun and was solving crimes," have we got the series for you! With Elvis fever running wild, the King of Rock and Roll has a new adult animated show due to arrive soon on Netflix, featuring Matthew McConaughey in the voiceover role he was born to play — Elvis Presley, but a super spy. The animation is sharp and snappy, the language and violence certainly aren't for kids, and despite the seemingly ridiculous premise ... "Agent Elvis" looks pretty damn awesome.

The series has been in the works since 2019, back when it was called "Agent King," but with "Agent Elvis" heading our way faster than you can put on a new pair of blue suede shoes, here's everything you need to know before the King enters the building. Err, I mean, your home TV.

Agent Elvis release date and where to watch it

The Netflix-exclusive series will be available to stream starting March 17, 2023. As Netflix is notoriously secretive about its audience numbers, it's always best practice to watch their new programming as soon as it becomes available, or else we run the risk of a premature cancelation. Considering how many streamers have been devaluing their animated offerings, there's no time quite like the present to tune in for some toons.

The plot of Agent Elvis

When the "Agent Elvis" trailer first arrived, /Film's own Rafael Motamayor correctly described the series as "what if 'Archer' but with Elvis and a chimp with a gun?" Elvis is as close as we're going to get to an American folk hero, so despite the fact that the King was never actually a secret agent (that we are aware of), no one is watching "Agent Elvis" looking for historical accuracy. Here's the series' official synopsis from Netflix:

Elvis Presley trades in his jumpsuit for a jet pack 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.

"Agent Elvis" may sound like the sort of nonsense typically reserved for movies like "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" or "FDR: American Badass!," but if the show is even a fraction as fun as the former, Netflix might have an unlikely hit on their hands.

The Agent Elvis cast

In addition to Matthew McConaughey voicing the King, "Agent Elvis" has a ridiculously stacked cast of voiceover performers. Don Cheadle plays The Commander, the leader of The Central Bureau ("TCB") agency, who oversees all of the spy missions and is responsible for bringing Elvis on board. Kaitlin Olson plays CeCe Ryder, another secret agent who lives to bring the King grief. During his missions, Elvis has allies in the form of his less-than-intelligent sidekick Bobby Ray (Johnny Knoxville), and Scatter (Tom Kenny), a former NASA chimpanzee with a bit of bloodlust. And of course, pop music's most memorable mama's boy has to have a maternal figure, who in this show appears as Bertie (Niecy Nash-Betts), described as "one of the few people who can challenge the King."

"Agent Elvis" also boasts an all-star cast of guest appearances, including Jason Mantzoukas, Ed Helms, Christina Hendricks, Chris Elliot, Fred Armisen, Kieran Culkin, Simon Pegg, Ego Nwodim, Asif Ali, Craig Robinson, George Clinton, Gary Cole, Tony Cavalero, voiceover legend Tara Strong, and Elvis' real-life ex-wife, Priscilla Presley.

The Agent Elvis writer, director, and more

"Agent Elvis" was created by Priscilla Presley and singer John Eddie, with Mike Arnold serving as co-showrunner with Eddie. The series was made through Sony Pictures Animation, who are responsible for mega-hits like "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." This is the first adult animated series for the company, and it is also produced by Authentic Brands Group and Titmouse ("The Venture Bros.," "Animaniacs," "Big Mouth").

McConaughey, Kevin Noel, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, Ben Kalina, Jamie Salter, Corey Salter, and Marc Rosen serve as executive producers with Fletcher Moules co-executive producing in addition to serving as the supervising director. Additionally, Tyler Bates and Timothy Williams composed the series score.