Announced as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, the show will feature Myers as seven members of a secret society who have been:
“working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347.”
Taking on the call to uncover the truth, a Canadian journalist finds himself at the center of the mission to potentially save the world.
Starring alongside Myers’ seven characters in the series will be Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders and Lydia West in as-yet-undisclosed roles.
Myers referenced The Pentaverate as far back as the 1993 film So I Married An Axe Murderer, in which one of his characters declared the society to be comprised of:
“The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up.”
Production is currently underway on the show, which is commissioned for an initial run of six episodes.
The Pentaverate isn’t Myers’ only big project on the horizon. The comedy star is reportedly signed on to appear in the yet-untitled next film from Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter and American Hustle director David O. Russell.
The film’s stacked cast also reportedly includes Russell mainstay Christian Bale along with Margot Robbie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldana, Robert De Niro, John David Washington, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant and Taylor Swift.
Since the new series remains in production, Netflix hasn’t yet released a teaser, trailer or any first looks. But we will be sure to share any new clips of The Pentaverate as they become available.