What is History of the World Part II about on Hulu?

History of the World, Part II -- Episode 108 -- The Berlin Wall comes down; Christianity gets a makeover; Shirley Chisholm speaks at the DNC. Greta (Lennon Parham) and Hans (Reggie Watts), shown. (Photo by: Aaron Epstein/Hulu)
History of the World, Part II -- Episode 108 -- The Berlin Wall comes down; Christianity gets a makeover; Shirley Chisholm speaks at the DNC. Greta (Lennon Parham) and Hans (Reggie Watts), shown. (Photo by: Aaron Epstein/Hulu) /
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40 years ago, a movie from Mel Brooks took history as we know it and made it into an anthology film and saw him playing various roles through different periods of time. Now, the sequel History of the World Part II is here. Set to debut on Hulu March 6, what is the series about?

The 96 year old Brooks is still going strong and he has writing credits for the anthology comedy series. With an all-star cast included, the show will follow us into different historical time periods, such as the Civil War era and even biblical stories will be told.

It’s been touted as the sequel to the 1981 classic History of the World, Part I, which saw an array of legendary stars such as Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, and Cloris Leachman.

Brooks got some help writing the series with co-creator and fellow co-writer David Stassen. Producers of the series include Ike Barinholtz, Nick Kroll, and Wanda Sykes, who all have roles in the project.

What is Hulu’s History of the World Part II about?

Which characters of history can we expect to see? Well, we’ll see Noah from Noah’s Arc, Mary Magdalene, and Sigmund Freud. So just as with the first film, we can expect to see different figures from history along with the comedy we can expect from Brooks. With a wide array of cast members known for comedy, it’s sure to be a fun time for all.

In addition to the previously named cast, we’ll also see Dove Cameron, Seth Rogen, Danny DeVito, and more pop up in at least one or two episodes. The full anthology series will premiere through a period of four days on Hulu with two episodes being released per day from March 6 to March 9, 2023.

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