Eddie Murphy reportedly in talks with Netflix for massive deal
Eddie Murphy is likely to haul in $70 million from Netflix for "an undisclosed number of comedy specials." The streaming company is looking at potentially shelling out $70 million for the specials, the report claimed. That massive number, TMZ points out, is on par with other comedians who have inked Netflix deals — David Chappelle got $60 million for his three stand-up specials, while Chris Rock got $40 million for two specials. © Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock Eddie Murphy attends the Variety Business Managers Elite Breakfast in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2017.
, on the 42nd anniversary of ’s death, announced that it has ordered the adult animated action comedy series “Agent King” from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Authentic Brands Group, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Television are also partners on the show.
In the forthcoming series, “trades in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves — all while holding down his day job as the King Of Rock And Roll,” according to the streaming platform.
WWE's The Big Show Is Getting His Own Netflix Family Sitcom
WWE Superstar The Big Show (real name Paul Wight) is getting his own live-action multi-camera family sitcom, called "The Big Show Show," on Netflix. This one won't be too much of a stretch for the wrestler-turned-actor, whose credits also include Syfy's "Happy" and movies "The Waterboy" and "MacGruber" — he's playing himself for Netflix. Here's the logline: When the teenage daughter of The Big Show, a retired world-famous WWE Superstar comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters, he quickly becomes outnumbered and outsmarted. Despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention.
“From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world! Agent King lets him do just that,” said Priscilla Presley. “My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working withand Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven’t seen before.”
Co-creators Presley and Eddie will executive produce the series. Jerry Schilling will serve as a consultant. Mike Arnold (“Archer”) will serve as showrunner, writer and co-executive producer. Fletcher Moules will serve as supervising director and co-executive producer.
Elvis’ wardrobe for the animated series will be custom-designed by John Varvatos, who will be a consulting producer on the series.
'Baby-Sitters Club': Alicia Silverstone, Mark Feuerstein Join Netflix Series Adaptation
"Clueless" star Alicia Silverstone and "Royal Pains" alum Mark Feuerstein have joined the cast of Netflix's "Baby-Sitters Club" series adaptation, the streaming service announced on Tuesday. Silverstone will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of Watson Brewer, played by Feuerstein. The duo are the first two cast members announced for what is described as"a contemporary live action" adaptation of the beloved book series by Ann M. Martin. "GLOW" alum Rachel Shukert is set to serve as showrunner, with Lucia Aniello attached to direct the single-camera comedy.
Authentic Brands Group’s Jamie Salter will serve as executive producer, while Marc Rosen and Corey Salter will serve as co-executive producers.
Netflix’s announcement comes at the tail end of “Elvis Week,” a Graceland celebration of Elvis’ music, movies and legacy.
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Elvis Presley, rocker and secret agent in an upcoming animated series of Netflix
And if the King Elvis, a phenomenally successful singer in his time, was commissioned as a spy by Washington? This was imagined by his former wife Priscilla Presley, an idea retained by Netflix.
Elvis Presley reinvents himself as a secret agent in an animated adult spy series commissioned by the Netflix streaming platform. In Agent King, the singer who died in 1977 at the age of 42 will be a spy in the service of America in parallel with his job as a rocker.
"Elvis Presley swaps his white suit for a backpack reactor (which allows him to take off) when he is secretly integrated into a government spy program to help fight the dark forces that threaten the country he loves - while continuing his daily job of King of Rock And Roll, "says the synopsis of Netflix, according to
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie co-created & EP- See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) , an animated adult action comedy featuring Elvis Presley as a covert government agent who fights to keep America safe while also supporting the King of Rock & Roll. alum Mike Arnold to showrun / write Priscilla Presley on the controller
This is the former wife of the King, Priscilla Presley, who is at the helm of this series as a co-creator with singer John Eddie. "From a young age, Elvis had always dreamed of being a superhero who fights crime and saves the world," says Piscilla Presley at. "My co-creator John Eddie and I are excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this wonderful project and to have the chance to show the world an Elvis they have never seen before," he adds. -she.
In fact, Elvis collected police badges and even got the badge from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in Nixon's time. "This badge represented the ultimate power for him, and he thought that with this badge he could legally enter any country with weapons and all the drugs (including medications) that he wanted," Priscilla Presley wrote. in his memoirs, Allociné points out by quoting an article of .
The show will be supervised by Mike Arnold, already at the helm of Archer. Rock'n'roll fashion designer John Varvatos will draw all the Elvis costumes in the series and he will also act as a consultant.
Cartoon baby from India a global hit for Netflix.
When Netflix plunged into India’s vast market with its first original animated kids series in April, it turned to a curious baby known as Bheem who crawls through his rural village overcoming challenges to nab the perfect white flower to complement his mom’s purple sari.