Netflix Announces Main Cast For Mike Myers’ ‘The Pentaverate’
Netflix has announced the cast for the upcoming limited mystery comedy television series The Pentaverate, created by Mike Myers. The Pentaverate was originally conceived as one half-hour-long special, only for the project to be developed into a limited series that will consist of six episodes, each one running for 30 minutes. Tim Kirkby, who is best known for his work on projects like Fleabag, Walking and Talking, Look Around You and Mad Fat Diary, will serve as the director for each of the six episodes as well as an executive producer alongside Myers. The other executive producers for The Pentaverate are John Lyons, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns and Jason Weinberg.
Myers will portray seven different characters in the show. Who exactly he is playing has not been revealed yet, but fans are nonetheless excited to see Myers make his comeback in such a different show after a very noticeable hiatus from stardom following a string of critical and financial failures with his movies. Other stars who have been announced for the cast include Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Lydia West and Jennifer Saunders.
Not much has been revealed about the story for The Pentaverate, which is just in development now. The official synopsis for the upcoming series states: “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!”