A star-studded cast is ready to bring the next comedy limited series to life The Pentaverate. Created by SNL the former Mike Myers, who will also star in the series, The Pentaverate tells the story of a secret society that has influenced world events for the greater good. The show is written by Myers, alongside Roger Drew and Ed Dyson. Drew is best known for his earlier work on The thickness of it and Veep, for which he won an Emmy Award. Ed Dyson previously worked on Germany and Urban legend. The Pentaverate is a spin-off of So I married an ax murderer, a 1993 film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. If you want to know more about the A-list cast of this series, read on. Here are the cast of Netflix’s upcoming comedy miniseries The Pentaverate.
Mike Myers Not Only Creates But Also Stars In Upcoming Miniseries The Pentaverate. He will take on several roles on the show, including: Ken Scarborough, a Canadian journalist; Anthony Landsowne, a conspiracy theorist from New England; Rex Smith, far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist; Lord Lordington, a high-ranking member of The Pentaverate; Shanne Salanitry, a former media mogul; Mishu Ivanov, a former Russian oligarch; Shep Gordon, a former band manager; and Jason Eccleston, a tech genius. Mike Myers is one of the most prominent alumni of Saturday Night Live. After his work on SNLhe received critical acclaim for his hilarious portrayal of Austin Powers in the Austin Powers film franchise. He then found success in dubbing, lending his voice to Shrek in all Shrek movies. More recently he has appeared in films like Terminal, Bohemian Rhapsody, and the upcoming period drama amsterdam, which is currently in post-production. His post-Saturday Night Live the job includes The gong showwhere he worked as an executive producer.
Ken Jeong stars as Skip Cho in upcoming miniseries The Pentaverate. The actor rose to fame for his role as Leslie Chow in the hit film series The Hangover. He has since appeared in Advantageous, Ride Along 2, Crazy Rich Asians, Saving Zoe, Elsewhere, My Spy, and Tom and Jerry. Jeong has two upcoming movies: star weekend and El Tonto. Jeong’s most prominent TV role is as Spanish teacher Ben Chang on the hit NBC series Community, appearing on the show for 92 episodes. He has since made appearances in Burning Love, Sullivan & Son, and Hot in Cleveland. In 2015 he created, starred in and produced the ABC sitcom Dr Ken, which is loosely based on his previous work as a doctor. Currently it hosts The Masked Singer alongside Robin Thicke and others. He also guest starred in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Murderville. In an interview with MashedJeong talked about working with Mike Myers and being cast in the upcoming series The Pentaverate: “It was a highlight of my career because Mike Myers is not just a friend now, but he is really one of my comedic inspirations. One of the reasons I do comedy is because of Mike, and a lot of comedic actors would say the same. Every day was pure joy working with one of my heroes and idols. It was truly one hell of an impactful experience. I smile if I think about it now. Every day you’d go to work with a smile and you’d leave with an even bigger smile. I remember me and Keegan, so many times we pinched ourselves saying, ‘I can’t believe we’re doing a project Mike Myers together. “It’s a lot of fun.”
Keegan-Michael Key will play Dr. Hobart Clark, a nuclear physicist recruited by the Pentaverate. Key is best known for being Jordan Peele’s partner in the Comedy Central sketch series Key and Peelewhich ended in 2015. After the series, he started appearing in the short-lived Netflix series college friends. He also made appearances in No activity, brain games, and Game on! In 2021, he hosted Saturday Night Live and played in Schmidadon, a new Apple TV+ comedy music series. Apart The PentaverateKey is set to appear in a Hulu comedy series titled To restart. Key also hosts a podcast called The history of sketch comedy, where he talks about the history of the form of entertainment. In an interview with New York Timeshe was asked if he had always studied the history of sketch comedy, to which he replied: “It’s something that probably started in my twenties, when I was a fine arts student and in theater [at the University of Detroit Mercy]. I never thought much about the history of comedy until I studied commedia dell’arte. I was like, “Wait a second, you mean there are archetypes? Didn’t Warner Brothers just invent the Bugs Bunny phenomenon? The primary characteristics [of Bugs] have existed for hundreds of years? When my teacher said that, my mind raced. I wrote a paper [in graduate school, at Pennsylvania State University] draw a comparison between vaudevillian advertising posters from the late 19th century and the images you would see on the Greek and Roman friezes of the comedies of Plautus and Terence and Aristophanes, simply because that sort of thing fascinated me.
Debi Mazar will play Patty Davis in The Pentaverate. The actress is best known for projects like Lies & Alibis, A Beautiful Life, The Women, Lovelace, Return to Babylon, She’s Funny That Way, Entourage, The Only Living Boy in New York, and Wonderful wheel. On television, she has worked on shows like Younger, where she was a series regular, Joyful!, and Arde Madrid.
Actress Jennifer Saunders will play two characters in The Pentaverate: the Maester of Dubrovnik and the Saester of Dubrovnik. Multi-award winning actress, Saunders appeared in absolutely fabulous, The Stranger, Josh, and Ghosts. She appeared in two episodes of Friends, playing Emily’s mother. On the big screen, Saunders has had roles in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Patrick, Isn’t It Romantic, and Death on the Nile. She should appear in the next movie Alleluiawhich is currently in post-production.
Lydia West will play Reilly Clayton in The Pentaverate. The actress is best known for her role in the BBC One series years and years and the Channel 4 show It’s a sin, a role that earned him a BAFTA nomination. She is currently starring in the thriller series Suspicionappearing in the series as Monique Thompson.
Other cast members
Rob Lowe and Maria Menounos are set to appear in The Pentaverate as fictionalized versions of themselves.