Mike Myers to Play 7 Characters in New Netflix Illuminati Comedy Series

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Mike Myers will channel his Austin Power days by playing seven different characters in a new limited series on Netflix called The Pentaverate.

This news comes by way of the official Netflix Twitter account which tweeted out a photo of Myers alongside the news. This is a return to form of sorts for the actor who hasn’t been seen on TV or in a movie since 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, although he does have a number of projects in the works.

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“Mike Myers will play seven brand new characters in The Pentaverate, a limited series he created about a secret society who have been working to influence world events since 1347,” the Netflix tweet reads.

Myers will be joined in the series by Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Debi Mazar (Entourage, Younger, and the voice of Maria Latore in Grand Theft Auto III), Richard McCabe (Master and Commander, 1917), Jennifer Saunders (Coraline, Shrek 2), and Lydia West (It’s A Sin).

Not much else is known about this series, but considering it’s been created by Myers himself, an actor already very familiar with playing multiple characters on screen, it could be a hit for Netflix.

Myers’ most notable multiple-characters-played-by-him franchise is likely Austin Powers where he played not only the titular character, but also Dr. Evil, the villainous Goldmember, and more.

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Elsewhere, Myers is perhaps best known for his role as Shrek in Dreamwork’s Shrek franchise. His last film time seen on screen was in 2018 where he played Ray Foster in Bohemian Rhapsody. According to IMDB, though, he has possibly at least three other projects in the works so, between those and The Pentaverate, fans of Myers will see quite a lot of the actor soon.

While waiting to learn more about The Pentaverate, check out this story about how the internet was recently up in arms about Shrek and then read about how Shrek was inspired by Chris Farley and David Space in Tommy Boy. Watch this video about how the Shrek franchise is reportedly getting a soft reboot after that.

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Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.

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