Mike Myers is the star of his own project for the first time in 14 years (2008’s The Love Guru was his last vehicle).
The official teaser trailer has arrived for The Pentaverate, a six-episode Netflix comedy series that has Myers taking on eight roles. The plot revolves around a secret society of five men, The Pentaverate, who have been influencing world events for the greater good since 1347’s Black Plague. An unlikely Canadian journalist, Ken Scarborough (Myers), finds himself on a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world.
Myers’ other characters in the series: New England conspiracy theorist Anthony Landsdowne, looking to expose The Pentaverate; far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist Rex Smith; the oldest and highest-ranking member of the secret society, Lord Lordington; former media mogul Bruce Baldwin; x-Russian oligarch Mishu Ivanov; former rock ‘n’ roll manager Shep Gordon; and tech genius Jason Eccleston, inventor of the Pentaverate’s supercomputer, MENTOR.
The cast also includes Jennifer Saunders (playing two roles), Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe and Lydia West. And as you can hear in the teaser, Jeremy Irons narrates.
Myers created the series and executive produces alongside Tim Kirkby, John Lyons, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, and Jason Weinberg. All six eps were directed by Kirby, an experienced comedy television director whose credits include Veep, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Grace and Frankie, and Fleabag.
The Pentaverate will be streaming on Netflix from May 5th.