After four decades, World History: Part I is finally getting its Part II. Hulu has officially ordered World History, Part II, which, as it sounds, is a direct continuation of Mel Brooks’ classic comedy. Part ii It will be featured as a variety series serving as a sequel to the original film that was released in 1981. Brooks served as the writer, director, and producer on that film, in addition to starring in the title role.
Mel Brooks has returned to serve as a writer and executive producer on World History Part II Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter are also executive producers. According to Variety, Brooks said in a statement: “I can’t wait to once again tell the real truth about all the false stories that the world has been tricked into believing are history!”
The original Mel brooks The film consisted of comedy segments and musical numbers set during different time periods, from the Stone Age to the French Revolution. It is not yet clear what time periods will be covered in the next Hulu series, but we do know that the streamer has ordered eight episodes worth of World History, Part II. The writers room will put the show together starting this month and production will officially begin in spring 2022, via Searchlight Television and 20th Television.
Mel Brooks appeared as five characters in the original. History of the world, part I. There is no indication at this time that it will also appear on the Hulu series, although we can certainly wait. The original film also starred Dom Deluise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Gregory Hines, Ron Carey, and Pamela Stephenson.
Orson Welles served as the narrator of History of the world, part I. In a 2015 interview, according to BFI, Brooks explained how he spent $ 25,000 to get Welles to do the job, only to find that he spent too much for the job. As Brooks put it: “He was supposed to work five days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., narrating scenes. He started testing his voice around 10 [minutes] at 9 a.m. By 11:30 a.m., 12 o’clock, the entire narrative had finished. Everything was perfect. He said, ‘I’ll make the changes, whatever you want, Mel.’ And I said, ‘It’s absolutely perfect. Oh Lord. I could have paid you $ 5,000. ‘”
Brooks added: “I got so mad I paid him so much and he did it in ten minutes. [I could have spent that money on] Cuban cigars and caviar from Sevruga. I would have included women, but I’m getting a little too heavy for that kind of athletic endeavor. “
No actor has been named yet World History, Part II. Along with a good cast, the series should also have a great storyteller. Welles passed away in 1985 at the age of 70. As for Mel Brooks, he celebrated his 95th birthday in June.
Filming will begin on World History, Part II in spring 2022. The series will debut on Hulu with an official premiere date yet to be revealed. This news comes to us from Variety.
Topics: World History