The first thing Mike Myers has written for himself since 2008’s The Love Guru, The Pentaverate all too aptly sees Austin Powers himself returning to his fashions of decades prior. That is to say, he’s back in a bunch of prosthetics to do some goofy accents.
Centered on “an unlikely Canadian journalist [who] finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth about the world’s oldest and most influential secret society,” the limited series sees Myers in no less than seven roles. He’s a Ruper Murdoch analogue; he’s a modern-day Rasputin analogue; he’s, oddly, Shep Gordon, from the documentary he directed about the real-life talent manager of the same name; and that’s just a few of the characters largely defined by funny getups and voices. What a way to expand upon a rant he gave about the Pentaverate, while in a wig and makeup to play his own father, in 1993’s So I Married an Axe Murderer!
If he’s going to get Netflix money, could he not just use it on finally making the unrealized Dieter script co-written by Jack Handey?
Apparently not. Instead, we’ll see how it goes to choke down seven Mike Myers performances when The Pentaverate streams May 5.