Mel brooks finally manages to say more about his Story.
The Young Frankenstein the filmmaker, 95, was asked to write and co-produce a series following his 1981 film History of the World, Part I.
The show, billed as a variety series, received an order for eight episodes from Hulu, starring Nick Kroll, Wanda sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter are expected to produce and write alongside Brooks.
History of the World, Part I is considered one of Brooks’ most classic works, alongside 1974 Flaming saddles and Young Frankenstein as well as the years 1987 Space balls.
As Frankenstein, the first one History of the world starring Madeline Kahn, as well as Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise and Cloris Leachman, among others.
The cast of the new Hulu series has yet to be announced.
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History of the World, Part I covered key events during civilization told through the burlesque perspective that made Brooks famous in a series of vignettes.
The segments included cover the Old Testament as well as the French Revolution. There is no word yet on the historical events that will be featured in the new draft.
“I can’t wait to tell the real truth once again about all the fake nonsense stories the world has been tricked into believing to be history!” Brooks discussed the new project in a Hulu statement.
The show’s writers’ room begins this month, and production is slated to begin next spring.
Searchlight Television and 20th Television will produce.
Variety was the first to break the news.