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Netflix, Mike Myers to Develop Limited Comedy Series

Comedian Mike Myers will star in a new Netflix limited comedy series, the streaming service said Wednesday.

The as yet titled, six-episode series will feature the Shrek sand Austin Powers star playing multiple characters, according to Netflix. Myers will executive produce the series along with John Lyons and Jason Weinberg.

"I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in," said Myers in a statement. 

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