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The Searcher

August 08, 2017 | Video

HBO have announced the name of their forthcoming major Elvis documentary that will debut next year. "Elvis Presley: The Searcher"  is a three-hour, two-film presentation focusing on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospherics shot inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him. 

The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide. An HBO Documentary Films Presentation in association with Sony Pictures Television; executive producers, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer and Jamie Salter (chairman and CEO, Authentic Brands Group); producers, Jon Landau and Kary Antholis; directed and produced by Thom Zimny. 

Thom Zimny,  is a Emmy and Grammy winner who has work on multiple Bruce Springsteen projects. “The producers came to HBO and Sony with the idea for a film drawing upon very rare footage that captures Elvis’ musicianship in a new and exciting way. The artistry on display in that footage reminded us of the great work by Jon Landau and Thom Zimny on their previous HBO documentaries, we are thrilled to have them at the helm to lend their unique cinematic perspectives to this iconic, complex and singular artist” noted HBO's Kary Antholis.

Debuts in 2018.

Source:Elvis Information Network
circleG wrote on August 16, 2017
Not quite the anthology I was praying for but it could work as long as they keep it chronological and not the pizza mess that was Elvis by the Presleys. Many first hand witnesses are no longer with us so why not delve into or obtain archives?
Gorse wrote on August 17, 2017
Totally agree circleG. I look forward to the unseen footage which may perhaps include the 1961 interview in Hawaii.