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Why will there not be 'The Pentaverate' season 2 on Netflix?

Directed by Tim Kirby, Mike Myers’ latest stint on Netflix saw him play the role of a TV journalist named Ken Scarborough who embarks on a mission to revive his career by joining a dangerous, elusive organisation. 

Myers, a comedic legend, is at the centre of this series and plays several characters that pay tribute to his eclectic filmography, including Shrek, Austin Powers trilogy etc. He is joined by actors like Keegan-Michael Key, Lydia West, Ken Jeong etc. 

Jeong expressed his excitement at the prospect of being a part of The Pentaverate. Calling the show a “career highlight”, he said, “[That is] because Mike Myers is not only a friend now, but he is really one of my comedy inspirations.”

He added, “One of the reasons why I do comedy at all is because of Mike, and a lot of comedic actors would say the same thing.”  

The Pentaverate received a lukewarm reception upon its Netflix release and fans have been wondering since then if the series will be back for a second-season run. Here is everything we know about why there will not be The Pentaverate season two on Netflix: 

Why will there not be ‘The Pentaverate’ season 2 on Netflix? 

When did The Pentaverate release on Netflix? 

The Pentaverate was released on Netflix on May 5th, 2022. 

How many episodes did The Pentaverate have? 

The Pentaverate has six episodes. 

What was The Pentaverate all about? 

Created by Mike Myers and directed by Tim Kirby, the show featured Myers as a Canadian journalist who wants to uncover the secrets behind the secret society called the Pentaverate, who have probably influenced the various world events since the 1347 Black Plague.

Who were the cast members in The Pentaverate?

The Pentaverate starred Mike Myers in eight different roles, including the iconic role of the green adorable DreamWorks ogre, Shrek. The series also saw Jennifer Saunders reprise two roles. 

The rest of the cast included Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Lydia West, Richard McCabe and Debi Mazar. Jeremy Irons starred as the narrator in the series. 

How well did The Pentaverate perform on Netflix? 

The Pentaverate met with mixed reception from fans and critics and failed to perform too well on Netflix. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an abysmal critics rating of 21 per cent with a 61 per cent audience score rating and a 6.1/10 on IMDb. 

The show was absent in the global top 10 charts on Netflix between May 2nd and May 8th, the first opening week, amassing a viewership of fewer than 10.85 million hours. 

It managed to reach the top 10 charts in the United States and the United Kingdom for just a day. However, in Canada, the show was a part of the charts for eight days. 

Will The Pentaverate return for a second season?

No, The Pentaverate will not return for a second season. 

Why will there not be The Pentaverate season two? 

The Pentaverate was designed to be a limited series. Had the show been a breakout success, the status could have been changed like many other Netflix productions but that didn’t happen.

The main confusion revolves around the marketing of the show which was labelled with “season 1” instead of “limited series”, making people believe that Myers and co. would be returning with a second season.