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The Austin Powers and former Saturday Night Live favorite will star in and executive produce a six-episode comedy series for the streaming service. Netflix is describing the untitled show as a limited series.
Few details are known about the project at the moment, but Myers will play multiple characters. It’s something he’s done before, playing several roles in the Austin Powers movies and So I Married an Axe Murderer.
“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” said Myers.
The effort would be the first narrative series of Myers’ career. He was a regular on NBC’s SNL from 1989-95 and hosts ABC’s Gong Show revival in character as a British TV presenter named Tommy Maitland.
Myers will executive produce the show with John Lyons — who worked with the actor on the second and third Austin Powers movies — and Gong Show exec producer Jason Weinberg. Mackenzie Cyr and Justin Capraro-Gentuso are associate producers.
Myers, whose recent movie credits include Bohemian Rhapsody and Terminal, is the latest big name to commit to a show on a streaming platform. He follows the likes of John Cusack (Amazon’s Utopia); Dennis Quaid (Netflix’s Merry Happy Whatever); Al Pacino (Amazon’s The Hunt); Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method); and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), among others.
Myers is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.
Variety first reported the news.
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