Ken Jeong (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Community”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Schmigadoon,” “The Prom,” “Lion King”), Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “Younger”), Richard McCabe (“The Audience,” “Eye in the Sky”), Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Death on the Nile”), and Lydia West (“Years and Years,” “It’s a Sin”) will all appear alongside Myers in the series, with Myers set to play seven new characters himself. Production is currently underway on the six-episode show.
In the half-hour series, five men have been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347. As the show begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.
Fans of Myers will recall that he referenced The Pentaverate in the 1993 film “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” in which he played both the film’s lead, Charlie Mackenzie, as well as his outspoken Scottish father, Stuart. In the film, Stuart claims The Pentaverate is comprised of “The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up.”
Variety exclusively reported that Myers had set up “The Pentaverate” at Netflix back in 2019. In addition to starring, Myers created the series and serves as an executive producer. Tim Kirkby serves as director and executive producer, with John Lyons, Tony Hernandez, and Lilly Burns of Jax Media also executive producing along with Jason Weinberg.
Jeong is repped by ICM, Aligned Entertainment, and Goodman Genow. Key is repped by UTA and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver & Thompson. Mazar is repped by WME and Framework Entertainment. McCabe is repped by Conway Van Gelder Grant. Saunders is repped by United Agents. West is repped by Independent Talent Group and Untitled Entertainment.