Mike Myers has appeared in films such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Terminal in recent years, but it hasn’t been since 2008’s disastrous The Love Guru that we’ve seen him in a starring role.
That’s all about to change though, as Myers is creating, executive producing, and starring as seven different characters in a limited series titled The Pentaverate for Netflix.
The show will follow a secret group of five men who have been controlling world events since the Black Plague of 1347. A journalist does some digging, gets in over his head, and risks exposing the group. That’s pretty much all we know right now. Myers will be joined by co-stars such as Keegan Michael-Key, Ken Jeong, Debi Mazar, and Jennifer Saunders.
Tim Kirkby, who has previously directed episodes of Veep, Brockmire, and Fleabag, will helm all six episodes of the series.
It’s a whole generation (or two) ago that Myers was one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. After graduating from Saturday Night Live, he starred in two Wayne’s World films and then hit it really big with Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, a spy spoof that went on to become an unexpected franchise.
He went on to voice Shrek in all of those films, before passion project The Love Guru was so poorly received that he mostly disappeared from the screen. For his fans, this is the comeback they’ve been waiting for, and even after all these years, it still sounds very Myers. Playing multiple characters has often been a favourite trope of his.
Myers will also be seen in David O. Russell‘s upcoming untitled film, which stars Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Production on The Pentaverate is currently underway, but there’s no word as to when it might arrive on Netflix.