Hulu has released the official trailer for History of the World Part II, the upcoming sequel series to Mel Brooks’ iconic 1981 film. The four-night event will start streaming on March 6, with the first two episodes.
The video shows off its star-studded cast who will join co-writers Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, and Nick Kroll on the highly-anticipated sketch comedy. It gives us a preview of the different historical figures that will be featured in the series including Harriet Tubman, William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud, Jesus Christ, Noah, Abraham Lincoln, and more.
Check out the History of the World Part II trailer below:
The cast includes Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad, Taika Waitiiti, Hannah Einbinder, Sam Richardson, Jason Mantzoukas, Jillian Bell, Margaret Cho, Andy Cohen, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and more.
History of the World Part II is once again written and executive produced by Mel Brooks, who is also set to star in the comedy sketch series. In addition to Sykes, Barinholtz, and Kroll, David Stassen and Kevin Salter are also part of the writing line-up.
“After waiting over 40 years there is 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,” reads the synopsis.
The original comedy film was a parody of the anthology film genre and included various comedic takes on different events throughout history. Eras like the Stone Age, happenings in Ancient Rome, and the French Revolution were all covered in the original film, which also featured a variety of musical numbers.
The series is also being produced by Sykes, Barinholtz, Kroll, Stassen, Salter, David Greenbaum and Christie Smith. It hails from Searchlight Television and 20th Television.