Austin Powers star Mike Myers to star in new Netflix comedy


Known to the public for the Austin Powers crossbow franchise, Mike Myers prepares his first job on Netflix. The Canadian actor will star in the comedy series The Pentaverate (still untranslated into Portuguese), about the investigation of a secret organization that determines the fate of humanity. The recordings have already started, but there is no preview yet.

According to the synopsis of the story, a mysterious five-man society has worked to influence global events for the greater good since the Black Death of 1347. A Canadian journalist decides to know the whole truth behind the group while seeing himself faced with a dilemma to save the world alone.

Myers is the creator of the story and will play the investigative reporter, in addition to working as an executive producer on the series. As in other of his productions, he promises to show versatility by playing seven different characters throughout the plot.

The actor has not starred in an attraction since the film O Guru do Amor (2008), developed by him. Since then, he has appeared in several films, such as Inglourious Bastards (2009) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), in addition to having lent his voice to the main character in the original version of the animated franchise Shrek, which features four feature films and some special shorts.

His best-known work is the three Austin Powers films, produced between 1997 and 2002. In the comedy saga, Myers plays a bumbling 1960s detective who always needs to be ready to save the world from the attacks of villains, especially Dr. Evil (also played by the actor).

The main cast of The Pentaverate already has some confirmed names, cases of Ken Jeong (If You Drink, Don’t Marry!), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Debi Mazar (Entourage), Richard McCabe (Eye in The Sky), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), and Lydia West (It’s a Sin).

The direction will be signed by Tim Kirkby, who directed series like Veep and Fleabag. The season will feature six episodes.