Mike Meyers Coming to HBO Whether You Want Him Or Not

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Recently it was announced that Woody Allen would be creating his first comedy series for Amazon video of all things. HBO strikes back though with news that they have reached a deal with Mike Meyers.

A statement provides information that for 2 years Meyers will be developing ideas and projects for the media giant. Speculation is all at this point as to whether Meyers will star in any of the project.

It sounds like he might have some good ideas already in the bag ready to go. HBO is most likely aware of this.

"Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era. The opportunity to collaborate with a talent of his stature is tremendously exciting," said programming president for HBO Michael Lombardo.

Meyers has been laid back for the past few years and really hasn't done television in a very long time. But recently he made an appearance on Saturday Night Live as his beloved character Dr.

Evil. The villain addressed the North Korea situation with The Interview.

(Below the Dr. Evil cold opening on SNL)

With HBO recently announcing that it will be launching an exclusive Over-the-top service it makes sense that it is reaching out to mega stars like Meyers to develop new content.

Content that may be unlike anything on the channel right now.

Meyers of course known for his work on the Austin Powers Trilogy and Shrek. It could be possible that HBO is turning to him in order to create a one of a kind family oriented offering.

The new service from HBO is going to be very similar to Netflix as they look to separate themselves from the restrictions of a traditional cable infrastructure. According to HBO CEO Richard Plepler this move is going to generate millions of more revenue for the already successful premium channel.

Not too many should complain at this. If HBO can bring in giants like Meyers to produce material then it can only get better and better than it already is.

Expect the standalone HBO service to launch this year at some point.

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