September 21, 2016


Elvis Presley Is Getting His Own Limited TV Series

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I'm all shook up, because there's actually going to be an Elvis Presley series coming to TV. And this thing looks legit: The Hollywood Reporter writes that Weinstein Television has been granted access to a lot of Elvis' stuff, including his clothes, journals and songs for an eight- to 10-episode series.

The series will be based off Dave Marsh's Elvis book, and the Presley estate is allowing the studio to shoot in Graceland, where Elvis lived.

There's no word on which network we can watch this epicness on, but as for the executive producers, we've got Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, along with Jerry Schilling, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser.

“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein's independent films,” said Priscilla Presley. “I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.”

Pretty nuts, right?

You know what else is nuts? This Fuse video that connects Elvis' recording contract to Rihanna: