Mel Brooks writes another chapter in the history of the world | Sequel to his 1981 movie heading for the small screen

Mel Brooks writes another chapter in the history of the world

Sequel to his 1981 movie heading for the small screen

Mel Brooks is making a TV sequel to his 1981 film comedy History of the World, Part I.

The original title was meant to be a joke but American streaming service has now ordered an eight-episode series to air next year.

In a statement, Brooks said: ‘I can’t wait to once more tell the real truth about all the phoney baloney stories the world has been conned into believing are History!’

The 95-year-old will write the show with a team now being put together and act as an executive  producer, US trade media reports.

The big-screen original was a series of historical sketches set in various eras, including the Roman Empire and  the French Revolution. Brooks co-starred alongside the likes of Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Gregory Hines and Sid Ceasar. Here's its trailer: 

Published: 18 Oct 2021

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