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History of the World, Part I finally getting part 2 on Hulu

HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART I, Mary-Margaret Humes, Mel Brooks, 1981. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection

First off, if you haven’t seen the Mel Brooks comedy classic “History of the World Part 1,” you should start there.  It’s probably aged a little bit, but it’s the Citizen Kane of comedies.

Now we get word that Hulu is finally letting a 95 year old Mel Brooks make his loooooong awaited sequel 40 years later.

Brooks will write and co-executive produce a sequel series to his 1981 film.  The show, billed as a variety series, has received an eight-episode order from Hulu, with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter slated to executive produce and write alongside Brooks.

I’m THRILLED. Stay close on this one. You’re going to want to be in on this when it drops.

No dates were announced.

Here’s the trailer.