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Netflix's The Pentaverate - What We Know So Far

Mike Myers has had a lot of hit comedy films attached to his name. Fresh from the '90s era of "SNL," Myers' first successful entry into film, "Wayne's World," was a smash hit. And the comedy actor would go on to replicate the success of "Wayne's World" with other movies like "Austin Powers" and the "Shrek" franchise. But then there's a movie like "So I Married An Axe Murderer," which probably doesn't get mentioned as often as Myers' more successful films.

Released after "Wayne's World," the dark romantic comedy about a man afraid of commitment and the possible serial killer he might have married didn't fare well at the box office, earning only $11.5 million against its $20 million budget (via Box Office Mojo). And critics at the time weren't too kind to it either. Still, "So I Married An Axe Murderer" has gone on to become a cult classic, largely thanks to years on home video and word of mouth (via Spin). And it looks like the movie will live on through one of its most memorable jokes: "The Pentaverate." 

The upcoming Netflix comedy series "The Pentaverate" will explore the Illuminati-like concept that was brought up in the film. Here's everything we know so far.

When's the release date for The Pentaverate?

There currently isn't an official release date listed for "The Pentaverate." Variety initially reported in 2019 that Mike Myers was set to produce and star in a six-episode comedy series for Netflix. Word on development was silent until recently. According to TV Line, "The Pentaverate" is currently in production. It is possible that the pandemic halted plans to start production earlier. It wouldn't be the first Hollywood project that's had to pause because of it. Myers could have spent the previous two years finishing the script.

We don't know yet how far along production is despite the series only having six episodes. However, with the announcement of the main cast – more on that later – and finally a title, we can at least guess that it won't be too long before we're able to stream it. If "The Pentaverate" were to arrive in 2021, it would probably be on the tail end. Otherwise, we can likely expect "The Pentaverate" in early 2022.

Who's in the cast of The Pentaverate?

An official cast list for "The Pentaverate" has been revealed. As Variety reported, Mike Myers is set to star in the comedy series. However, he won't just be playing one character but will be playing seven. Given Myers' comedic track record in television and movies, this isn't too unexpected. After all, in addition to his work on "SNL," the actor typically portrayed multiple characters in movies like "Austin Powers." The comedy series looks to have some powerful humor ammunition thanks to the rest of the cast as well. Besides Myers, "The Pentaverate" will star Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West.

John Lyons, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, and Jason Weinberg are executive producing along with Myers. Tim Kirkby is directing the series as well as serving as another executive producer. Kirkby also has director credits for other hit comedy series "Veep" and "Brockmire." So far, Myers is listed as the sole writer for "The Pentaverate," but it's unknown if he had any assistance on the script.

What's the plot of The Pentaverate?

In "So I Married An Axe Murderer," Charlie Mackenzie's Scottish dad, Stuart says that The Pentaverate is comprised of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world who meet triennially in a secret place called "The Meadows" (via YouTube). They control everything, including the news, and are comprised of the Queen, the Vatican, the Gettys, the Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before something happened that put him out.

It's currently unknown if "The Pentaverate" will still include these specific details listed in "So I Married An Axe Murderer," but Variety did reveal that the official plot synopsis at least follows a similar point. In Netflix's series, it turns out that since the Black Plague of 1347, five men have been influencing world events behind the scenes "for the greater good." A Canadian journalist sets out to find the truth about the group and maybe save the world in the process. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in six episodes. We also wonder if we'll see any cameos from Stuart. After all, he was the one who first revealed anything about the group. Whether Colonel Sanders will appear in the upcoming comedy series is anyone's guess.