Coming in April 2018, HBO will be airing a new documentary on the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. Titled Elvis Presley: The Searcher the three hour two-film presentation will look at the musician’s artistic journey, as opposed to his legacy as a cultural icon.
It will cover a large part of Elvis’ life and career, starting with his childhood and going right up until his final recording sessions which took place in the Jungle Room, a studio in Elvis’ former home, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Recordings from those sessions, and outtakes, were released in 2016 as Way Down in the Jungle Room.
Along with including footage shot inside Graceland, the films will also feature interviews with people who knew and were affected by Elvis and his music. These include friends, session musicians, producers, engineers and artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Scotty Moore, Red West, and Priscilla Presley. Along with this it will also include never-before-seen photos and footage which has been sourced from private collections.