Hulu ordered a variety series based on the classic 1981 Mel Brooks comedy film "History of the World, Part I." Brooks will write and executive produce the new series, naturally titled "History of the World, Part II," at age 95.
- The original film was made up of various segments set during different historical periods, including the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution.
- Brooks wrote and directed the original film, and appeared on-screen in five different roles, including King Louis XVI and the philosopher Comicus.
- In addition to Brooks, the writing staff includes Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, and Ike Barinholtz.
- Hulu ordered an 8-episode first season; production is scheduled to begin in Spring 2022.