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Elvis TV show to film at Graceland

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A new TV show is teaming up with Graceland to give us a view into the life of Elvis that we're never seen on TV before.

One group made the trip across the Atlantic from Wales to Graceland for a special reason. Their family member was a huge Elvis fan and always dreamed of seeing Graceland. She died four years ago without ever making the trip.

"It didn't help that the songs they were playing were in the funerals," Amanda Murphy said. "But it was good to good to be able to do it for them."

Graceland gets more than 600,000 visitors every year. It brings people in from thousands of miles away.

Soon enough, people will be able to see Graceland without leaving their couch. A new scripted TV documentary, officially announced Thursday, will document Elvis' life and pay homage to his legacy.

It will be the first show to ever film at Graceland and get access to Elvis' personal archives.

Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, is the executive producer of the show.

"I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein's independent films," she said in a statement. "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.”

Elvis fans are highly interested in the show.

"I think it's awesome," Barbara Barber said.

"I do too. I think it's great," Diane Stone said.

"I would definitely watch it," Lon Defrance from Dallas, Texas, said."

But they still say there's nothing like being here in person.

"I just am in awe to be here to see where he actually lived and performed, because he was one of my favorites," Barber said.

It's not clear what channel the show will air on, but with access to special items like Elvis' journal, his cars and even his clothes, you can imagine it will be pretty close to how the king lived his life back in the 40s and 50s.

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