Mike Myers is pulling octuple duty in Netflix’s new series The Pentaverate. And if you love conspiracy theories, Illuminati-like secret societies, and all things Mike Myers, then this show is for you.
The six-episode series—premiering Thursday, May 5—asks the question, “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 possibly save the world himself.
Myers, who also created the series, will be play eight characters: Ken Scarborough, an old-school Canadian news journalist who sets out to expose the Pentaverate and win his job back; Anthony Lansdowne, a New England conspiracy theorist, determined to expose the Pentaverate; Rex Smith, a far-right radio host and highly prominent conspiracy theorist; Lord Lordington, the Pentaverate’s oldest and highest-ranking member; Bruce Baldwin, a former media mogul; Mishu Ivanov, an ex-Russian oligarch; Shep Gordon, a former Rock-N-Roll manager; and Jason Eccleston, a tech genius who invented the Pentaverate’s super computer, MENTOR.
Rounding out the non-Myers cast members are Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders and Lydia West. The series is narrated by Jeremy Irons.