Netflix has attached Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West to star in The Pentaverate, the streamer’s previously untitled half-hour comedy series produced by and starring Mike Myers. Production has begun on the series, which is slated to have six episodes and seven new characters all played by Myers.
The series, which is created by Myers and directed by Fleabag‘s Tim Kirkby, plans to ask the following: “What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347?” One unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself digging deeper into a mission to uncover the truth — and maybe even save the world, all on his own. Can do the impossible: expose the Pentaverate?
The Austin Powers, Shrek, and former Saturday Night Live star will executive produce with Kirkby, fellow Austin Powers alum John Lyons, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, and Jason Weinberg.
Fans of Myers may recall that he referenced The Pentaverate in the 1993 comedy So I Married an Axe Murderer, in which he played the lead and his own outspoken father. In the film, the latter claims that The Pentaverate is comprised of “The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up.”
The Pentaverate was initially set at Netflix back in 2019, but had yet to attach any cast or a name until today. Stay tuned for more information regarding Myers’s upcoming comedy series.
Originally published at https://decider.com/2021/06/08/mike-myers-the-pentaverate-netflix-announces-cast/ on .