Almost a year and a half after the announcement of History of the World Part II, and 42 years after the original movie came out, we finally have our first peek at the Mel Brooks sequel. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, the pictures show off various cast members and scenes parodying moments in history.
Instead of a movie, the sequel will manifest as an eight-part miniseries on Hulu. But based on the looks of it, it will keep the format of the original movie. The comedy film tells absurd versions of historical events through various vignettes. In History of the World Part I, Brooks lampooned the dawn of humankind, the receiving of the Ten Commandments, and the French Revolution, among several others. He starred alongside character actors such as Gregory Hines, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, and Cloris Leachman. The 1981 movie teased a sequel at the end, but more so as a joke. Until now.
A sequel 40 years in the making, Mel Brooks' History of the World PART II 🌍
This time around, Brooks will return and star with Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz. In addition to acting, Brooks also serves as an executive producer and writer for the miniseries. Historical events lampooned will include the building of the pyramids, the American Civil War, and the Russian Revolution, among others. No word yet on if we get “Hitler on Ice,” promised as a coming attraction for Part II–42 years ago.
Thankfully we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out, as History of the World Part II arrives on Hulu this spring.