Mike Myers just lined up an excellent new Netflix project.
Myers is set to star in a new half-hour comedy series in which he'll play multiple characters, Netflix announced on Wednesday per Variety. This will be a six-episode limited series that Myers is producing alongside Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me producer John Lyons and The Gong Show producer Jason Weinberg. Details about the title or the plot of the series were not made available.
This will be one of Myers' only film or television roles of the decade, with the actor taking on few projects in the years after the critical and financial disappointment The Love Guru. After a long absence, he took center stage in 2017 with The Gong Show, but in a bizarre twist, Myers hosted this game show revival entirely in character as a fictional comedian named Tommy Maitland. He wore prosthetics in every episode, and ABC did not even publicly admit that Myers was, in fact, Maitland until later on.
Myers also recently had a small role in the Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and he appeared in the 2018 Margot Robbie drama Terminal as well. But these are the only two live-action, fictional films he appeared in during the 2010s. He'll be back on the big screen as the main star in a planned fourth Austin Powers movie, returning to a franchise that also allows him to have fun with multiple roles. Myers on Wednesday said, "I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in."