Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis Presley in Elvis earned crucial acclaim, a number of awards, and loads of ribbing about his accent for the position (which has caught round properly after filming wrapped two years in the past). However already, there’s a brand new particular person taking up the long-lasting half. Matthew McConaughey performs Elvis in Netflix’s Agent Elvis, an animated collection co-created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie.
“Nearly as good because the appearing job may need been [in other film and TV depictions of Elvis], you by no means obtained previous the truth that the particular person by no means actually seemed as lovely as Elvis did as a human being,” Eddie, who beforehand toured with Lisa Marie Presley, informed IGN. “And that you simply by no means obtained previous the truth that that’s not Elvis. In order that’s why I pitched it as an animated present.”
The present blends the musician’s real-life musical profession with a made-for-TV facet gig: particular agent for The Central Bureau, or TCB, a nod to Presley’s band title — which stands for “Taking Care of Enterprise.”
“I do know that it is a dream come true for Elvis as a result of that is actually what he needed to do,” Priscilla Presley mentioned at a latest Q&A, per The Hollywood Reporter. “He needed to be a federal agent, and for me, I’ve at all times needed to provide Elvis what he needed and by no means actually fairly made it.” Apparently, the “Suspicious Minds” singer as soon as informed President Nixon he’d studied “communist brainwashing” and requested if he might have a Bureau of Narcotics and Harmful Medication badge, based on Smithsonian Journal.
So, who’s on the Agent Elvis voice solid? Right here’s the total checklist of everybody you’ll hear.
Matthew McConaughey Performs Elvis Presley
“He’s obtained that Southern voice,” Priscilla Presley mentioned, per GoldDerby, of casting McConaughey to play her former husband. “That deep voice. We mentioned different individuals, however Matthew simply saved coming into thoughts. He’s such an expert and we knew he would do a terrific job talking for Elvis. I beloved him in it. He has that Southern drawl. Elvis did too in some ways.”
Priscilla Presley Performs Herself
Along with serving as co-creator of Agent Elvis, Priscilla Presley performs herself on the present. She’s not the one one that actually knew the musician, although. Behind the scenes, longtime household pal Jerry Schilling labored as a advisor, based on The Hollywood Reporter.
Don Cheadle Performs Commander
Don Cheadle performs Commander, who helms the key group Elvis works for.
Kaitlin Olson Performs CeCe Ryder
Kaitlin Olson performs Cece Ryder, a fellow member of TCB.
Niecy Nash Performs Bertie
Niecy Nash performs Bertie, described by the streamer as Presley’s “strong-willed mom determine,” per Selection.
Johnny Knoxville Performs Bobby Ray
Johnny Knoxville performs Bobby Ray, Presley’s on-screen finest pal.
Tom Kenny Performs Scatter
Tom Kenny (aka, SpongeBob himself) performs Scatter, Presley’s chimpanzee sidekick. Whereas a lot of Agent Elvis is fictional, this character really existed. “Scatter is to be remembered,” Presley mentioned, per GoldDerby. “Scatter did all these issues. Scatter escaped. Scatter went into peoples’ home windows. I used to be there when that occurred. We had a spot in Bel Air and he escaped lots and the neighbors needed us to eliminate him. Are you able to think about him peeking of their home windows they usually’re like, ‘What is that this creature? Get him out of right here!’ Scatter is the actual deal.”
Jason Mantzoukas Performs Howard Hughes
Jason Mantzoukas voices Howard Hughes, a real-life producer and businessman.
Who Else Is On The Agent Elvis Voice Forged?
There are much more visitor stars you’ll need to preserve an ear out for. In keeping with Selection, they embrace Succession star Kieran Culkin, together with Ed Helms, Christina Hendricks, Chris Elliot, Asif Ali, Fred Armisen, Ego Nwodim, Simon Pegg, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, George Clinton, Tara Robust, and Tony Cavalero.