Netflix 'The Pentaverate': 5 things you didn't know about comedian Mike Myers

The upcoming series also stars amazing comedians like Keega-Michael Key, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Saunders, and more


                            Netflix 'The Pentaverate': 5 things you didn't know about comedian Mike Myers
Lydia West as Reilly Clayton, Mike Myers as Ken Scarborough in 'The Pentaverate' (Netflix)
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Mike Myers is back and he is set to tickle your funny bone with the Netflix series ‘The Pentaverate’. The show is as unique as its title and revolves around a Canadian news journalist named Ken Scarborough (Myers) who gets to know about the secret society that takes all the decisions of the world. They influence world events for the greater good. However, Ken believes that there is something more to it and the group is like a cult.

This will be the first time in more than a decade that Myers will be seen in a Television series. The show is based on the 1993 movie ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ and talks about a society that has been influencing the world since the Black Plague of 1937.

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So, he embarks on a journey and meets several people as he looks to unravel the truth of the secret group. Will he be able to expose them? or he’ll become the victim of the mysterious society? The answer to that question will be given when the series arrives on Netflix.

Apart from Myers, the series also features a stellar cast that will make you laugh out loud. Let’s take a look at the cast.

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Mike Myers as Ken Scarborough, Lydia West as Reilly Clayton, Mike Meyers as Anthony Landsdowne in 'The Pentaverate' (Netflix)

 

Mike Myers as Ken Scarborough/Anthony Lansdowne/Rex Smith/Lord Lordington/Shane Salanitri/Shep Gordon and Jason Eccleston

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Myers is undoubtedly one of the most influential people working in Hollywood right now and has given several stellar performances. The comedian started acting at the tender age of 2 and at the age of 12, he made a cameo appearance on the TV series ‘King of Kensington’. In 1985, he was one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players in London. However, his moment of glory came in 1989 when he started appearing on ‘Saturday Night Live’.

He made his acting debut in the 1992 movie ‘Wayne’s World’, which was adapted from a sketch on ‘SNL’.

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Mike Myers attends "Bohemian Rhapsody" New York Premiere at The Paris Theatre on October 30, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

 

Meanwhile, in 1997, ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ made him a worldwide phenomenon and took his stardom to a whole new level. The movie received positive reviews and Myers became a household name. Since then, Myers has worked in projects such as ‘The Thin Pink Line’, ‘Mystery, Alaska’, ‘Shrek’, ‘The Love Guru’, ‘Inglourious Basterds’, and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

He has 1 Primetime Emmy and 1 SAG Award to his name. 

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Keegan-Michael Key as Dr. Hobart Clark

The comedian-turned-actor came to notice after he joined the cast of ‘Mad TV’ midway into the ninth season. He was cast against Jordan Peele, but both ended up being picked after demonstrating great comedic chemistry. They became such good friends that they started working on their own project and starred in ‘Key and Peele’ on Comedy Central.

He received a lot of praise for his comedic timing and was considered to be one of the funniest people on television.

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Apart from doing television, he also made appearances in several movies such as ‘Wanderlust’, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, ‘Tomorrowland’, ‘Keanu’, ‘Get Out’, ‘The Predator’, and ‘Dolemite is my Name’. Recently, he was seen in the Netflix movie ‘The Bubble’ opposite Pedro Pascal, David Duchovny, Karen Gillan, Maria Bakalova, and more. 

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Ken Jeong as Skip Cho

Born on July 13, 1969, Ken Jeong began his career as a medical professional and side-by-side continued doing gigs at various comedy clubs. His stand-up work led to several television appearances, including NBC's ‘The Office’, FOX's ‘Mad TV’, HBO's ‘Entourage’, and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’.

He made his feature film debut in the 1998 movie ‘Knocked Up’ and received favorable reviews. However, he gained worldwide prominence with ‘The Hangover’ franchise. He starred in all three movies and garnered worldwide acclaim. Since then, he has appeared in several acclaimed movies like ‘All About Steve’, ‘Couples Retreat’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

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Meanwhile, on television, he has been a part of projects such as ‘Crossing Jordan’, ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘The Office’, ‘Community’, ‘Magnum PI’, ‘I Can See Your Voice’, and ‘Murderville’. 

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Lydia West as Riley Clayton

Born on June 24, 1993, Lydia West is one of the brightest talents in the industry right now and has laid a strong foundation for her career. West trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance as a teenager, but quit after a foot injury. In 2019, she made her acting debut with the BBC One and HBO series ‘Years and Years’. Last year, she starred in the series ‘It’s a Sin’ and received a lot of acclaim for her acting.

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She received a BAFTA nomination for her role in the series. 

Debi Mazar as Patty Davis

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Mazar began her acting career with supporting roles in ‘Goodfellas’ (1990), ‘Little Man Tate’ (1991) and ‘Singles’ (1992), followed by lead roles on the legal drama series ‘Civil Wars’ and ‘L.A. Law’. From 2004 to 2011, she had a supporting role on ‘Entourage’ as press agent Shauna Roberts. She received a lot of praise for her acting on her series and became one of her biggest roles.

She also shares a good bond with singer Madonna.

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‘Malcolm X’, ‘Beethoven’s 2nd’, ‘Batman Forever’, ‘Hush’, ‘The Insider’, ‘The Tuxedo’, ‘Collateral’, ‘That’s Life’, ‘’Ugly Betty’, and ‘Extra Virgin’ are some of the projects that she has been a part of. 

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Jennifer Saunders as The Maester of Dubrovnik/The Saester of Dubrovnik

Saunders has one of the greatest actors of all time and she has the credentials to prove that. She began her career by becoming a stand-up comedian and performing at different venues. Saunders has also appeared in several films, such as ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ (1995), ‘Muppet Treasure Island’ (1996), ‘Fanny & Elvis’ (1999), and also made cameo appearances in the Spice Girls' film ‘Spice World’ (1997) and ‘Absolument fabuleux’ (2001).

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Jennifer Saunders attends The British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

 

In the animated film, ‘Shrek 2’, she provided the voice of the Fairy Godmother and won the People's Choice Award for the best movie villain. The actress has been working in the industry for 40 years now and earned many laurels.

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Excited about 'The Pentaverate'? Catch the exciting series only on Netflix on May 5.