More than four decades after History of the World, Part I entertained the audience by parodying some important historical events; director Mel Brooks is finally coming up with a sequel to the film.
Hulu is coming up with the continuation series, History of the World Part II, which will feature some more historical events in a comic way. The official trailer for the series has now been revealed, which showcases a huge ensemble cast featuring some well-known names. Read on to watch the trailer and know more about the show.
History of the World Part II Trailer: A Hilarious Take on Historical Events
The trailer takes us through various points in human history. It features confederate soldiers who are held at gunpoint by abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman. One of them does not even know who she is, to which Tubman jokingly asks how they ended up enslaving Black people.
Another storyline shows Jesus meeting Judas and Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud being uncomfortable at a recording session. The hysterical events continue to feature, including the one where Noah loads his ark with animals.
The eight-episode series will be released in four parts. The first two episodes will premiere on Hulu on March 6. Over the subsequent three days, two episodes will be dropped daily, with the finale set to arrive on March 9. Watch the trailer below.
The Series will Explore the Themes of the Original Film
Showrunner Nick Kroll recently talked about the show and revealed that it would further explore the theme set by Brooks in the original film. “Mel’s ultimate goal was always to poke fun at those in power, and how greedy and how stupid they were,” he said.
“So, doing a show about history now at a time when we are reexamining the what the past was [and] how things went down, it became — for me — a very easy through line to continue Mel’s legacy at poking fun of those in power. And that really became our guiding light,” he added.
“Finally, a sequel to the seminal Mel Brooks film, HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I, with each episode featuring a variety of sketches that take us through different periods of human history,” wrote Hulu launching the trailer.
History of the World Part II will Feature an Impressive Ensemble
History of the World, Part I was known for the amazing performances by the ensemble cast. The sequel series is taking things a notch higher by adding several more stars to the list. The show will feature showrunner Nick Kroll, along with Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholz, Pamela Adlon, Dove Cameron, D’Arcy Carden, Tim Baltz, Zazie Beetz, and Jillian Bell.
Also starring in the series are Quinta Brunson, Ronny Chieng, Rob Corddry, Danny DeVito, David Duchovny, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Jake Johnson, Hannah Einbinder, Jay Ellis, Josh Gad, Kimiko Glenn, Ken Marino, Jack McBrayer, Richard Kind, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, Jenifer Lewis, Poppy Liu, Joe Lo Truglio, and Jason Mantzoukas.
The rest of the cast includes Zahn McClarnon, Charles Melton, Tyler James Williams, Kumail Nanjiani, Brock O’Hurn, Andrew Rannells, Emily Ratajkowski, Taika Waititi, Sam Richardson, Nick Robinson, Timothy Simons, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, J.B. Smoove, David Wain, and Reggie Watts.
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