Netflix has made the decision to cancel the animated action comedy series, “Agent Elvis,” after its first season. The show, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Titmouse, featured a unique concept of Elvis Presley as a secret government spy. With a star-studded voice cast including Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Knoxville, Niecy Nash, Katlin Olson, and Don Cheadle, the series showcased Elvis’s iconic music and a captivating animation style.
“Agent Elvis” premiered on March 17th, 2023, and garnered positive reviews from critics, although it also sparked some controversy among die-hard Elvis fans. Brittany Vincent from Decider.com praised the show, highlighting McConaughey’s perfect portrayal of Presley, the fluid animation, and the abundance of laughter throughout. However, it remained uncertain whether the show would continue for a second season or serve as a limited series.
Sadly, in mid-November, Netflix announced the cancellation of “Agent Elvis,” along with four other shows, including “Farzar” and “Captain Fall.” Despite the disappointment, showrunner John Eddie expressed his gratitude and pride in the work done on the series. Eddie took to Facebook to share his thoughts, mentioning the possibility of the adventures of Agent Elvis living on elsewhere.
The cancellation is believed to be based on the show’s viewership, as it did not rank in Netflix’s global top 10s, nor did it receive significant attention in Google Trends. IMDb revealed that “Agent Elvis” peaked as the 89th most popular show during its launch week but declined thereafter.
While fans may be disappointed by the cancellation, the series undoubtedly left its mark, introducing audiences to an imaginative and comedic interpretation of Elvis Presley.