Shrek Makes Surprising Cameo In Mike Myers' Latest Netflix Mini-Series 'The Pentaverate'

Shrek Makes Surprising Cameo In Mike Myers' Latest Netflix Mini-Series 'The Pentaverate'

A scene from the series that has been widely shared online now, shows Myers' character on the show being saved by Shrek.

If you thought you had seen the last of Mike Meyers as Shrek, you were wrong. 

Meyers revisited one of his iconic characters once again in 2022. The new Meyers creation, The Pentaverate had a really unexpected cameo that fans are loving. The series dropped on the streamer on May 5 and with the unexpectedly low amount of promotions leading up to the release, is already making waves for being hilarious and other-worldly...something you can expect from a Myers project.  

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The Netflix mini-series is a spin-off of Myers' 1993 rom-com film So I Married an Axe Murderer. It is based on conspiracy theories mentioned in the film—“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?” Myers stars as Ken Scarborough (among a few more characters), a Candian news journalist who is on a mission to expose this truth and, in the process, save the world. But in a scene that has been widely shared online now, Ken is himself saved by Shrek. A crossover that will go down as an iconic moment in years to come.

In the scene, Ken finds himself in the path of an angry Big Foot-like creature, and none other than Shrek himself comes to save him. "I've got this one laddy," the real-life Shrek says in his signature Scottish accent. "I'm the real ogre of Dubrovnik... now get out of my swamp!" he says while pushing Big Foot out of the way. Myers reprised his role to voice Shrek in the cameo role after the Shrek franchise essentially came to a halt in 2010 with Shrek Forever After. Not only this but his appearance is also accompanied by one of the iconic tracks from the Shrek franchise, the sound of The Monkees' song "I'm A Believer." The fifth installment of the Shrek film franchise has been put on hold since 2016.


Needless to say, fans not only enjoyed the Netflix show in general, but they are also all-praise for that scene in particular. One excited fan wrote: "The Pentaverate confirms the long existence of the Myersverse! Don’t believe me? Shrek’s in it." The moment is even more exciting considering Myers as Ken shakes hands with Shrek who is being voiced by Myers in a show based on his film from the '90s. 


Here's what fans thought about the moment in the series:










Myers, the Austin Powers, Shrek, and former Saturday Night Live star will executive produce with director Tim Kirkby, along with John Lyons (Austin Powers), Tony Hernandez (Younger), Lilly Burns (Emily in Paris), and Jason Weinberg (The Gong Show). The six-part series has received mixed reactions so far.


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