Mike Myers is set to play seven different characters in Netflix’s forthcoming series The Pentaverate, in a move that will surely hamstring the streaming services trailblazing diversity measures.
As well as Mike Myers times seven, a slew of other casting announcements have been made including Ken Jeong who recently rose to acclaim in Crazy Rich Asians, Debi Mazar of Goodfellas, Jennifer Saunders from iconic UK comedy series Absolutely Fabulous and Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele fame.
The Pentraverate comes with the official logline: “An unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.”
The secret society comedy has been on Myers’ mind since 1993 when one of his characters in So I Married An Axe Murder declared it would involve “The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up.”
The initial run of six episodes are already being filmed, however, no release date has yet been announced. More is expecting in the coming weeks regarding the limited original series.
Myers has helped to create the series alongside Tim Kirby who will serve as the director for the series, while Myers is currently the only listed writer and he has also taken on a role as an executive producer.