Despite being 96 years old, legendary director, writer, producer, and actor Mel Brooks was able to return as “Torquemada” for History of the World: Part II (2023). With his extensive collection of timeless comedies, which includes The Producers (1967), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Spaceballs (1987), and more, the comic legend has been making audiences laugh aloud for decades. History of the World: Part I (1981), an anthology film in which Brooks played a variety of characters from various eras, including a stand-up philosopher from Ancient Rome, a musically inclined inquisitor from the Spanish Inquisition, and a pervy king from Revolutionary France, was one of Brooks’s most well-known and ambitious projects. Although the subtitle “Part I” appears in the movie’s title, Brooks insisted that it was a joke and that the short sizzle reel that appears at the end of the movie to tease a sequel was never actually in the works.
When History of the World Part 2 is released later this year, everything will change. This will be the first time Brooks has played a creative writing role in more than ten years. The franchise is now formatted as an anthology series rather than a feature film. This is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly awaited comedies of 2023 because Brooks plays a significant role in the series, and it also features an all-star ensemble cast. Several questions yet exist for those who are only now discovering the new installment. When and where will the programme air? Who plays the lead role in the show? Will the “Jews in Space” section that was playfully hinted at back in 1981 actually be shown?
Check out the information below to learn everything we currently know about History of the World: Part 2 to obtain these answers and more.
Watch the Trailer for History of the World: Part II:
Mel Brooks himself introduces the History of the World: Part 2 trailer in its first appearance. After a quick introduction, the main caravan introduces a wide range of historical people that will be parodied in the follow-up series. These people include Harriet Tubman (Wanda Sykes), Sigmund Freud (Taika Waititi), Marco Polo (Jake Johnson), Mary Magdalene (Zazie Beetz), and countless others. The show’s stellar celebrity ensemble, which also includes actors like Danny DeVito, Seth Rogen, and J.B. Smoove to mention a few, barely touches the surface. About the historical eras we can anticipate being explored this time, it is evident that we will travel back in time to the Civil War era with sharp racial satire and once more experience biblical tales with Noah (Seth Rogen) and his renowned Ark. Another brief glimpse of Star Trek-like characters wearing uniforms bearing the Star of David virtually guarantees that Jews in Space will make its triumphant comeback to History of the World.
Hulu published a full-length History of the World Part 2 trailer on February 6, 2023. The show’s impressively talented ensemble was further highlighted in the teaser, along with a joke about Seth Rogen’s Noah only taking various dog breeds on his ark (including three pugs instead of two).
Where Is History of the World: Part II Releasing?
Since 20th Century Fox published History of the World: Part I, it makes reasonable that its eagerly anticipated sequel, History of the World: Part II, would also be made available on Hulu. Although it’s a little uncomfortable to think that The Walt Disney Company now officially owns one of the raunchiest comedies of the 1980s, History of the World: Part II will debut on Hulu later this March.
What Is the Release Date of History of the World: Part II?
Beginning with its two-episode premiere on Monday, March 6, 2023, History of the World: Part II will mark Mel Brooks’ long-awaited return to “the big room” of the comedy world.
Up to Thursday, March 9th, 2023, two more episodes of the eight-episode series will be released every day in an event-style release.
Who Is Making History of the World: Part II?
Without Mel Brooks, History of the World just wouldn’t exist, and happily, he will play a very active part in the creation of the new series. Although Brooks won’t be directing the series this time, he is still listed as the series’ writer along with co-writer and co-creator David Stassen (Central Intelligence). Together with Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, and Nick Kroll, producers Brooks and Stassen will also be involved in the production of the show.
The crew also includes production designer Monica Sotto (Drunk History), editors Stephanie Filo (Dahmer – Monster: The Jefferey Dahmer Story), Daniel Flesher (Murderville), and George Mandl (Tacoma FD), as well as cinematographer Kevin Atkinson (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) (The Conners).
Who Is Starring in History of the World: Part II?
Given that Part I featured some of the biggest comedic actors in the genre at the time, including Gregory Hines, Dom Deluise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, and Sid Caesar, Part II undoubtedly has some large shoes to fill in the casting department. Fortunately, History of the World: Part II has a number of well-known actors attached to play the lead roles. The list of other performers is endless, but we’ve already revealed that Mel Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, and Nick Kroll will all star in the series in addition to producing it.
Pamela Adlon from “Better Things,” Zazie Beetz from “Deadpool 2,” Quinta Brunson from “Abbott Elementary,” Dove Cameron from “Schmigadoon!” Danny DeVito, Jay Ellis from “Insecure,” Josh Gad from “Frozen,” Johnny Knoxville from “Jackass,” Kumail Nanjiani from “Welcome to Chippendales,” Emily Ratajkowski from “Entourage,” Seth Rogen (Our Flag Means Death).
The cast also includes Tyler James Williams from Abbott Elementary, Lauren Lapkus from The Wrong Missy, Fred Armisen from Portlandia, Jason Alexander from Seinfeld, Sam Richardson from Velma, Jake Johnson from The Daily Show, Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show, Nick Robinson from Jurassic World, Richard Kind from Curb your Enthusiasm from Curb your Enthusiasm, David Duchovny from The X-Files, Zahn McClar (Hot Tub Time Machine).
Is History of the World: Part I Currently Streaming?
Unfortunately, History of the World: Part 1 is not now streamable, which is a bummer for anyone who wish to watch it again. But, you can rent the movie for as little as $3.99 USD from platforms like AppleTV, Amazon, and more.
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