We discuss whether there will be a season 2 of the Netflix series Agent Elvis and its renewed or canceled status.
I love any series that takes a historical figure and gives them a twist that’s so outside the box. It’s a creative burst of fresh energy. You are reading the words of a critic who considers Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a misunderstood gem in historical fiction.
Heck, Cocaine Bear is really an 80s drug-infused take on Smokey the Bear.
And as much as I want a series that takes Mother Teresa and makes her a real-life Tomb Raider, a series that Netflix describes as, “Elvis trades in his jumpsuit for a jetpack when he joins a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country,” only has creative upside for future seasons.
Ready Steady Cut‘s Romey Norton says of Agent Elvis, “If you’re an Elvis fan, I’m sure you’ll have a burning love for this series.” But the question remains, will the show have enough of a built-in fan base to earn a second season?
Will there be a Season 2 of Agent Elvis – renewed or canceled status
As of now, Agent Elvis has not received a renewal for an additional second season.
Several significant factors exist in the pro columns for an Agent Elvis renewal. The first is obvious. The animated series has a phenomenal voice cast. Even if the show only had Matthew McConaughey as the titular character, you have Kaitlin Olson, Don Cheadle, Johnny Knoxville, Tom Kenny, and even Priscilla Presley voices herself in a role.
The series also has the brilliant mind behind the FX animated classic series Archer as the creator, Mike Arnold. That alone brings a built-in fanbase of his own and instant credibility.
And since Netflix has publicly stated in an article on TV Insider that 67% of shows receive a second season, which is an industry-standard even on par with network television, you have to think a second season would be in order.
After a review, I would estimate 80% of animated shows produced by Netflix receive an additional season. While the show also has a current “rotten” designation on the website Rotten Tomatoes, the more significant concern is if Arnold stays on as the creative force behind the series.
The show was initially supposed to be released in 2021. Will Arnold stay on as the creator with a series that was delayed 24 months? Not to mention getting the cast to come back together. Even for an animated series, that maybe like trying to get cats to walk in a straight line.
Of course, the most significant predictor of success will be Agent Elvis’s ratings.
After being released on March 17th, the series unofficially has not cracked the top ten streaming shows on Netflix. While the ratings have not been officially released, Netflix continues to be dominated by You, Outer Banks, and reality television. The outlook, as of now, looks dim.
Prediction: Agent Elvis will not keep dancing in his animated Blue Suede Shoes.