Already in the three “ Austin Powers ” films, Mike Myers showed a strong penchant for disguises and multiple roles. In » Austin Powers 3 » he even embodied four characters (in addition to the title hero and the series villain Dr. Evil, the villains Fieser Fettsack and Goldmember). But with his new project, the cult comedian wants to top that again.
Mike Myers plays a total of eight roles in the Netflix series “ The Pentaverate ”, which he created himself (you can find out exactly which roles are below). That could perhaps also comfort «Austin Powers» fans a little over the fact that the much-discussed «Austin Powers 4» still hasn’t materialized and probably won’t (despite a recent mini-revival for a Superbowl spot).
For Mike Myers, «The Pentaverate» is also a large-scale comeback, after he only had supporting roles in the thriller » Terminal — Rache war nie schöner » and the Queen biopic » Bohemian Rhapsody » in the past few years — and even these almost four years ago.
That’s what «The Pentaverate» is about
For Mike Myers fans, The Pentaverate also offers another nod to the actor’s work, as the premise is based on the conspiracy theories of Weekly World News from the 1993 comedy Honey, Can You Hold The Axe? “.
The focus is on the eponymous secret society, which was brought into being in the 14th century after the devastating plague to steer the fortunes of humanity and turn it around for the better. A wide variety of characters with different motivations want to unveil their work…
Mike Myers plays these 8 roles in «The Pentaverate»
Ken Scarborough: a Canadian news journalist who wants to expose the Pentavirate to get his job back and could even become the savior of the world in the process
Anthony Lansdowne: a New England conspiracy theorist who also wants to expose the workings of the Pentavirate
Rex Smith: a right-wing radio host and famous conspiracy theorist
Lord Lordington: the oldest and most senior member of the Pentavirate
Bruce Baldwin: a former media mogul
Mishu Ivanov: a former Russian oligarch
Shep Gordon: a former rock ‘n’ roll executive
Jason Eccleston: a tech genius who created the Pentavirate supercomputer MENTOR
While Mike Myers makes up a large part of the «Pentaverate» cast, there are of course a few others in the cast, including «Hangover» and «Community» scene thief Ken Jeong as casino operator and comedian Keegan-Michael Key as nuclear scientist working for The Pentavirate is supposed to solve the climate crisis. Meanwhile, Oscar winner Jeremy Irons acts as the narrator (who can also be heard in the trailer) .
The Pentaverate consists of six episodes, all of which will be released on Netflix on May 5, 2022 .
The Netflix novelties in March