Mel Brooks’ History Of The World is set to continue, with Part II following Part I some 40 years later: more details here.

Arguably, part of the gag of Mel Brooks’ 1981 comedy History Of The World, Part I was its title, leaving things nice and open but with no plan whatsoever for a follow up to it. However, some 40 years on, all concerned have accepted it’s time for another chapter – and it’s about to get one.

This time, we’re getting a follow-up series that’s been commissioned by the Disney-owned Hulu. It’s bringing Mel Brooks back as well, to write and executive produce the series. Also involved are Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter. Working title: History Of The World Part II is our guess.

Production is set to get cracking next spring, and eight initial episodes have been ordered for this one. The episodic nature of the original film meant it could easily jump from the likes of the Stone Age to the French revolution. Which eras the follow-on show will be exploring remains to be seen.

More on it as we hear it.

Variety

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