‘The Pentaverate’ Trailer: Mike Myers Tries On 8 New Personas In Netflix’s New Comedy Miniseries

Mike Myers was a true comedic force over a lot of years, beginning with SNL to after with films such as Wayne’s World, Austin Powers, and even Shrek. But eventually, he got stale. Audiences turned away from his cartoonish characters (remember The Love Guru?) that felt stuck in a different decade, and subsequently Myers’ appearances dwindled. But now he’s back in a big way with the Netflix series The Pentaverate, whih has him trying on an assortment of outlandish personas. Is Myers truly back?

The series has Myers playing eight different characters, with the story centering on an Illuminati-esque group trying not to be exposed by a dogged Canadian journalist.

It sounds like fun, and honestly, based on the new trailer, it seems like Myers is having a blast working alongside Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West.

The Pentaverate hits Netflix on May 5th.

What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? As this new series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself. Remember, the Pentaverate must never be exposed!“

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.