Two-year deal will include TV exclusivity, HBO confirms
Mike Myers has signed a two-year overall deal with US premium cable network HBO, home to Game of Thrones and Girls.
The deal includes TV exclusivity, HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo said in a press statement yesterday (January 14).
“Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era,” said Lombardo. “The opportunity to collaborate with a talent of his stature is tremendously exciting.” Myers added: “I’m thrilled to be at HBO.”
Myers, 51, is best known for co-writing and starring in the two Wayne’s World films and creating the Austin Powers franchise, in which he played multiple roles. In December he revived his Austin Powers villain Dr Evil for a skit on Saturday Night Live, the US comedy sketch show on which he made his name.
Myers also provides the voice of Shrek in Dreamworks’ computer-animated franchise of the same name. He made his directorial debut with last year’s Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, an acclaimed documentary about talent manager Shep Gordon, whose clients over the years have included Alice Cooper, Blondie and Pink Floyd.