Though 2008s The Love Guru is admittedly one of the worst movies we’ve ever seen, Canada’s Mike Myers remains one actor that we will go to bat for every single time. With a resume that includes comedy classics like Austin Powers, Wayne’s World, So I Married an Axe Murderer, and Shrek – we can overlook an occasional blunder like The Cat In The Hat, despite it fueling many a nightmare even years after its original release.
In our opinion, it’s been far too long since Myers took on a lead role in anything so you can imagine our excitement when his new Netflix original The Pentaverate was announced. We can’t be the only ones!
Mike Myers will play seven brand new characters in The Pentaverate, a limited series he created about a secret society who have been working to influence world events since 1347.
Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, & Lydia West co-star pic.twitter.com/u8LrcXkEv3
— Netflix (@netflix) June 8, 2021
Starring alongside a recently released cast of greats like Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, and Lydia West, Canada’s legendary funny man will take on not one, not two, but 7 different parts, which is something that we’ve just come to expect from him.
According to IMDB, the show will follow an unlikely Canadian journalist who “finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.”
For those who have seen So I Married an Axe Murder, you might actually recognize the name Pentaverate from a cooky scene where Charlie’s dad (also played by Myers) mentions his distaste for a secret media-controlling society of the world’s wealthiest. This group of people included the Queen, the Vatican, the Gettys, the Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders, which leads us to believe (and hope, if we’re honest) that these will be among the 7 characters that he plays in the upcoming series.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little while longer to know for sure as the show doesn’t have an official release date quite yet.
Of course, this could be sooner than later because if we’ve learned anything in the last year, it’s that Netflix is one of the fastest streaming platforms known to the mainstream. These guys bang out content faster than Usain Bolt running an Olympic race.
We can’t wait!