Mike Myers is marking his television return on an upcoming Netflix series that will allow the funnyman to display his trademark skills through various characters. Myers will play multiple roles in the new, 30-minute, limited comedy series.
“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” Myers said in a statement via CNN.
Netflix has yet to announce when the untitled, six-episode season will start production or when it will premiere. Executive producers include Myers, John Lyons and Jason Weinberg.
Myers’ TV career flourished when he joined Saturday Night Live in 1988. His popular characters included Wayne Campbell, Linda Richman, and Dieter. He also developed British spy character Austin Powers during his time on the show and played the character in three films (a fourth one is forthcoming).
After leaving SNL, Myers focused largely on film, appearing in movies such as Shrek, The Cat in the Hat, and The Love Guru. In 2018, he appeared in Bohemian Rhapsody, paying tribute to his Queen-loving character Wayne from Wayne’s World.
Myers also appeared as the host of 2017’s The Gong Show, playing a fictional man named Tommy Maitland. The actor and TV network did not confirm Myers’ involvement in the series during the first season, preferring to keep his true identity a mystery.
Myers started his comedy career after high school by joining The Second City Canadian touring company. This is where he developed the Wayne Campbell character. We can’t wait to see what characters he creates for his new Netflix series.