Mike Myers will return to comedy in a new six-episode Netflix show called The PentaverateAfter many years, the film appeared rarely. If trailer premieres Wednesday whatever happens, that’s going to be the kind of project where Myers makes up almost half of the cast – he plays eight different characters, based on Deadline.
The show, which will begin airing on May 5, also stars comedians Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jennifer Saunders. It focuses on a secret society and can control the world, called Pentaverate. According to the voiceover in the trailer, which you can watch below, it was started by 5 people who were deemed heretics after it was discovered that the Black Plague was caused by fleas and rats (this explains all the masks of the plague doctor).
The idea for the show came from a joke in another movie starring Myers, So I married an Ax killer. You can watch that scene below (don’t worry, there’s no ax murder in it – just Colonel Sanders’ slander).
It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a comedy project directed by Mike Myers – this is the first major piece we’ve seen written by him since 2008. Love Guruwhich Myers wrote and played many characters in. He’s been in a few movies since then, like Inglourious Basterds and 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody and Terminals but those projects are not quite the same Austin’s Power movies Myers is known for.
Netflix has succeeded in creating popular comedy content with big names, like Space Force with Steve Carell, Red Notice (starting with The Rock, Ritu Arya and Ryan Reynolds) and last week’s big premiere Project Adam (starring Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner and Ryan Reynolds).
It was like that time in 2014 when Netflix ordered four Adam Sandler moviesthen swore they were so popular merely had to order four more. I’m not trying to hide this Myers project before it comes out (please don’t hurt me Myers Stans, I love you) The Spy Who Shagged Me and Shrek), but it looks like Netflix is following a similar book about inviting comedians from the 90s and early 2000s to make content in the style of their old hit movies. Hey, it has to do something to keep people watching while it price increase and consider asking people to pay to share passwords.
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https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/16/22981671/mike-myers-pentaverate-netflix-comedy-show-trailer Mike Myers returns with his Netflix show’s multi-character comedy The Pentaverate