Mike Myers returns to multi-character comedy in his Netflix show The Pentaverate

Mike Myers is making a return to funny in a brand-new, six-episode Netflix program called The Pentaverate, after years of rare motion picture looks. If the trailer that premiered on Wednesday is anything to go by, itll be the type of task where Myers comprises nearly half the cast– hes playing eight different characters, according to Deadline.
The program, which will begin streaming on May 5th, likewise stars comics like Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jennifer Saunders. It focuses on a shadowy, and possibly world-controlling, secret society called the Pentaverate. According to the commentary in the trailer, which you can enjoy below, it was begun by five individuals who were identified as heretics after finding that the Black Plague was triggered by fleas and rats (which describes all the afflict medical professional masks).

Its been rather a while since weve seen a Mike Myers-helmed comedy task– this is the first huge thing weve seen composed by him since 2008s The Love Guru, which Myers composed and played numerous characters in. Hes acted in a few films since then, like Inglourious Basterds and 2018s Bohemian Rhapsody and Terminal however those jobs arent quite the like, say, the Austin Powers movies Myers is understood for.
Netflix has actually been on a streak making general-interest comedy material with big names, like Space Force with Steve Carell, Red Notice (starring The Rock, Ritu Arya, and Ryan Reynolds), and last weeks huge premiere The Adam Project (starring Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, and Ryan Reynolds).
It does feel a bit like that time in 2014 when Netflix ordered 4 Adam Sandler films, then swore that they were so popular it simply had to order four more. Im not attempting to shade this Myers task before it comes out (please do not injure me Myers Stans, I liked The Spy Who Shagged Me and Shrek), but it does seem like Netflix is following a comparable playbook of getting comedy stars from the 90s and early 2000s to make content following the style of their old hits. Hey, it needs to do something to keep individuals enjoying while it raises costs and thinks about making individuals pay to share passwords.
Disclosure: The Verge is presently producing a series with Netflix.

The concept for the program comes from a joke in another film looking Myers, So I Married an Axe Murderer. You can see that scene listed below (dont fret, there are no axe murders in it– just Colonel Sanders slander).