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Comedy actor Mike Myers is returning to the small-screen in Netflix‘s The Pentaverate, which he created and will star in. The comedy limited series centers on a secret society created after the dark plague that controls world events. Audiences now the what the show is about and who stars in its leading cast. But soon-to-be fans will be interested to know The Pentaverate is a spinoff from Myers’s movie from 1993.

Mike Myers 'The Pentaverate' limited series wearing a suit of armor.
Mike Myers ‘The Pentaverate’ limited series | via Netflix

Mike Myers stars a Canadian journalist looking for answers in ‘The Pentaverate’

Secret and allusive societies have been a topic of discussion for a long time. Many people question whether or not societies like the Illuminati truly exist. In Netflix’s The Pentaverate, five men were tagged as heretics by the Catholic church after the black plague. In return, they formed a secret society named the Pentaverate to maneuver world events to their whim.

Myers will play the role of Canadian news journalist Ken Scarborough who finds himself wanting to expose the secret society and save the world. The comedy actor will return to his method of playing multiple characters in the series.

Mike Myers’s ‘So I Married An Axe Murderer’ mentioned the same society ‘The Pentaverate’ is based off

When looking up The Pentaverate, it is tagged as a spinoff series. It is based on Myers’s 1993 romantic black comedy film, So I Married an Axe Murderer. The movie centers on a character named Charlie MacKenzie, played by Myers. Charlie is afraid of commitment until he meets Harriet (Nancy Travis). She is a local butcher who Charlie starts to suspect is a serial killer.

How does The Pentaverate fit into Myers’s black comedy movie? According to Mashable, the premise of the Netflix series is based on a joke from the movie. Myers also played Charlie’s father, Stuart MacKenzie. In a scene, Stuart sits in the living room next to his son’s best friend Tony Giardino (Anthony LaPaglia).

He tells Tony about a well-known secret society made up of the five wealthiest men in the world known as the Pentaverates. These men and society run every event in the world and control the newspaper. Tri-annually, they meet at a secret country mansion in Colorado known as The Meadows.

Stuart goes into detail explaining the Pentaverate’s elite members, including the Queen of England, the Vatican, the Gettys, the Rothschild family, and Colonel Sanders. He rants about how much he hates the Colonel and accuses him of using a chemical in his fried chicken.

The Netflix series will premiere in 2022


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Knowing the interesting backstory to how The Pentaverate series came to blossom makes waiting for the premiere date even harder. It is only fitting that Myers’s return to the small-screen is in a six-episode series he created based on one of his own movies and jokes.

The Pentaverate will be available to stream to global audiences on May 5, 2022. Until the debut of The Pentaverate, Myers fans can watch So I Married an Axe Murderer and his other multi-character roles like Austin Powers and the franchise’s characters.