History of the World Part II trailer: Mel Brooks’ long-awaited sequel proves it’s still good to be the King

Mel Brooks’ History of the World, Part II trailer features an all-star cast of comedic greats spoofing humankind’s most influential figures.

Last Updated on February 8, 2023

Mel Brooks’ long-awaited sequel series, History of the World, Part II, is gleefully taking potshots at humankind today by spoofing some of history’s most influential figures and milestones. After waiting 40 years, the History of the World, Part II trailer presents additional chapters highlighting different people and periods of human history. Primary cast members include Mel Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz. However, there’s a whole lot more. Hang into your hats, friends, because History of the World, Part II is a who’s who of comedic talent across the entertainment spectrum.

Previously announced cast members include: Pamela Adlon, Tim Baltz, Zazie Beetz, Jillian Bell, Quinta Brunson, Dove Cameron, D’Arcy Carden, Ronny Chieng, Rob Corddry, Danny DeVito, David Duchovny, Hannah Einbinder, Jay Ellis, Josh Gad, Kimiko Glenn, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Jake Johnson, Richard Kind, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, Jenifer Lewis, Poppy Liu, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Jack McBrayer, Zahn McClarnon, Charles Melton, Kumail Nanjiani, Brock O’Hurn, Andrew Rannells, Emily Ratajkowski, Sam Richardson, Nick Robinson, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Timothy Simons, J.B. Smoove, David Wain, Taika Waititi, Reggie Watts, and Tyler James Williams.

Additional cast members announced today include James Adomian, Jason Alexander, Fred Armisen, Tim Bagley, Dan Bakkedahl, Travis Bennett, Sarayu Blue, Craig Cackowski, Arturo Castro, Parvesh Cheena, Margaret Cho, Andy Cohen, Andy Daly, Colton Dunn, Ayo Edebiri, Ana Fabrega, Marla Gibbs, Blake Griffin, Mitra Jouhari, Preston Lacy, Robby Hoffman, Anna Maria Horsford, Brian Huskey, Mousa Hussein Kraish, Bobby Lee, Mena Massoud, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Finesse Mitchell, Natalie Morales, Pam Oliver, Ana Ortiz, Adam Pally, Lennon Parham, Chris Pontius, Rob Riggle, Matt Rogers, Paul Rust, Paul Scheer, Andrew Secunda, Jessica St. Clair, Carl Tart, Drew Tarver, Christopher Thornton, James Urbaniak, George Wallace, Michaela Watkins, Wee Man, Kym Whitley, Casey Wilson.

History of the World, Part II, trailer, Mel Brooks, Hulu

Mel Brooks is a writer and executive producer on the series along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, and David Stassen. Kevin Salter and Christie Smith are executive producers. Alice Mathias, David Stassen, Nick Kroll, and Lance Bangs directed the 8-episode season. “History of the World, Part II” is a production of Searchlight Television and 20th Television.

In the History of the World, Part II trailer, Brooks and company play iconic figures in human history, but with a comedic twist. Sketches include Sykes as a gun-toting Harriet Tubman, Taika Waititi as Sigmund Freud, Nick Kroll as Judas, and much more!

History of the World, Part II, premieres on Hulu on Monday, March 6, with two episodes. Two new episodes will drop daily, with the finale on Thursday, March 9.

In addition to the new trailer, the studio also released a new poster for the series, which you can check out below.

Source: Hulu

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