Mel Brooks Reveals All-Star Cast for “History of the World, Part II” – Rolling Stone

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See the trailer for the Hulu miniseries that finally gives a sequel to the 1981 comedy epic

Over 40 years after Mel Brooks had the presence of mind to title his 1981 comedy epic History of the world, part onethe film’s sequel is finally set to release with a similar set of stars and a factual depiction of historical events.

Unlike its predecessor — which crammed centuries into 90 minutes — History of the world, part II will be a four-night event, starting March 6 on Hulu.

Nick Kroll, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes and Brooks himself lead the cast, which also includes Quinta Brunson, Seth Rogen (as Noah, from “The Ark”), Zazie Beatz, Dove Cameron, Kumail Nanjiani, Sarah Silverman, Taika Waititi and dozens more are set to appear over the course of the miniseries.

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The new teaser of second part – introduced by Brooks, who co-wrote the miniseries – gives a taste of some of the historical figures whose story will be impersonated: Alexander Graham Bell, Ulysses Grant, Sigmund Freud, Rasputin, Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Kublai Khan and Jesus Christ.

Josh Gad, Johnny Knoxville, Emily Ratajkowski, JB Smoove, Jay Ellis, Danny Devito, Pamela Adlon… and that’s just who is listed in the teaser.

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