An early glimpse at the weird animated mashup series Agent Elvis may be seen on a recent Netflix billboard.
The project is the most recent work to fictionalize Elvis Presley’s life, a real-life rock star who first gained notoriety in the 1950s.
He is most known for his compositions “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” but he also had a successful acting career in Hollywood.
The Baz Luhrmann musical biography Elvis starring Austin Butler, which has generated a lot of interest this awards season after receiving three Golden Globe nominations.
In honor of Presley’s birthday, the official Netflix Geeked Twitter account provided a fresh look at Agent Elvis, formerly known as Agent King.
The billboard features an animated young Elvis holding a gun while grinning and donning sunglasses.
Although the utilisation of Elvis’ legacy in this new adult animated comedy appears somewhat out of the ordinary, it has been done in odd cross-genre ways before.
This is partly because of the singer’s enormous cultural legacy and partly because of the widely held conspiracy notion that Presley faked his own demise in 1977.
Men in Black, a science fiction comedy from 1997, which suggests the crooner was an alien who returned to his home planet, gave credence to this concept.
One of the occupants is Presley, or at least a man who fervently believes he is the singer, which is a strange addition to this plain plot.