Variety: Mike Myers’ new Netflix comedy series has officially been titled “The Pentaverate,” with the show adding six new cast members.
Ken Jeong (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Community”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Schmigadoon,” “The Prom,” “Lion King”), Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “Younger”), Richard McCabe (“The Audience,” “Eye in the Sky”), Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Death on the Nile”), and Lydia West (“Years and Years,” “It’s a Sin”) will all appear alongside Myers in the series, with Myers set to play seven new characters himself. Production is currently underway on the six-episode show.
In the half-hour series, five men have been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347. As the show begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself. Fans of Myers will recall that he referenced The Pentaverate in the 1993 film “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” in which he played both the film’s lead, Charlie Mackenzie, as well as his outspoken Scottish father, Stuart. In the film, Stuart claims The Pentaverate is comprised of “The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up.”
So I Married An Axe Murderer is a top 5 movie across all genres, no questions asked.
I used to be able to recite this movie word for word. Mike Myers was a terrific actor. It still is. In fact, I’d venture a guess to say he’s a better actor now than he’s ever been but comedically, this was Mike Myers at his finest, IMO.
Mike Myers played himself and his father, ‘Stuart’, who nailed the alcoholic Scottish immigrant Dad role based on his own upbringing in Scarborough.
So I Married An Axe Murderer also includes a performance by the late Phil Hartman that to this day remains one of the funniest, most aggressive, low-key acting performances ever.
Mike’s super fucking talented and funny but got in his own way. After losing MILLIONS doing that shit flop ‘The Love Guru’, rumors started popping up that he was an insufferable asshole on set, making his assistant feed him and forcing extras not to look him in the eye. I might have the details wrong but apparently, Mike also liked to berate people on set and would lose his shit regularly to the point where people refuse to work with him, so he’s been doing bit parts in movies, living off those new Uber Eats commercials I guess.
Let’s hope his JV Movie Star Prick days are behind him and ‘The Pentavarate’ heralds old school ‘Stewart’ and SOME capacity and this new Netflix show brings about a renaissance for Mike’s career. He’s so fucking LEGITIMATELY funny and has some serious acting chops. It would be a shame to see him once a year for the rest of his life do uncomfortable Canadian award show appearances.