who are the pentaverate?

There’s something missing here…

Yesterday Netflix released the first teaser trailer for “The Pentaverate” an upcoming series created by Mike Myers in which he also plays eight of the characters.

The official description of the series reads thusly:

What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? As this new series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself. Remember, the Pentaverate must never be exposed!

That description, and most of the press surrounding the trailer’s release, made sure to note how many characters Myers was playing (something he’s done frequently) but few called out that this is an expansion of the So I Married An Axe Murderer Cinematic Universe. Specifically this scene where the idea of The Pentaverate, a secret Illuminati-esque organization that runs everything in the world…*including* the newspapers.

(Personal note: This is a scene I quote frequently and which few people around me understand or recognize.)

It’s unclear whether or not the series will indeed tie into the movie in any real way or if Charlie MacKenzie, the character Myers played in the film, will make an appearance.

If not, it’s a missed opportunity to remind people that SIMAAM is quite funny, even if Myers has a reputation for being difficult to work with.

Even better, we should catch up with Charlie’s brother William, otherwise known as “Heed.”


Author: Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.

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