First look–Mike Myers goes to Netflix in a very Mike Myers series, The Pentaverate

The last we saw Saturday Night Live sensation Mike Myers was as a music agent in the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody.  Myers can do drama like he can do funny.  But beyond his megahit movie series Wayne’s World and Shrek, his reputation over the long haul is similar to Eddie Murphy and Jerry Lewis–a comedic man of many faces, which he honed on SNL and his Austin Powers movie series.  His next outing, a Netflix series mocking conspiracy theories, is called The Pentaverate, and it looks more like Austin Powers than the rest, complete with Myers playing multiple roles.  It also points back to one of his funnier bits in the comedy classic So I Married an Axe Murderer.

In So I Married an Axe Murderer, Myers played a very normal San Francisco wanderer named Charlie.  Charlie has Scottish parents who are a bit quirky, and Myers plays his dad–and his dad’s quirks–for great comedy fun (it’s the Scottish connection that puts Charlie in touch with a new girlfriend who may or may not be an axe murderer).  In visiting his parents, it’s the first time most audiences ever heard of “The Pentaverate.”  Check out that scene if you want the scoop on this new series:

So let’s be clear: If Colonel Sanders is not in the new Netflix series, can we get our money back?

Will audiences understand Myers’ unique brand of UK meets Canadian humor?  The series co-stars Jennifer Saunders, Deb Mazar, Keegan-Michael Key, and Ken Jeong.  Look for all six episodes of The Pentaverate, coming to Netflix May 5, 2022.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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