Fans were delighted to see Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head make a comeback last year. Now it’s been revealed the same will happen for his other animated series King of the Hill.
As shared via Deadline, a King of the Hill revival is officially on the way. The new series will make its way to the Hulu streaming service, courtesy of 20th Television Animation. Co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels are attached to return for the series in addition to its original cast.
This means that fans can expect Mike Judge to return as Hank Hill, Kathy Najimy as his wife Peggy, Pamela Adlon as their son Bobby, Stephen Root as Bill, Johnny Hardwick as Dale, and Lauren Tom as Minh. It appears that development has taken place over the last few years:
“The reboot has been in the works since the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest, where Judge and Daniels reconnected with the cast and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the old Fox animated show.”
Of course, there will also be new faces involved with the project. This includes executive producer and showrunner Saladin Patterson. Additionally, 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein, and Bandera Entertainment’s Dustin Davis will serve as executive producers on the revival.
Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, shared the following statement:
“We are all so excited to welcome back Hank, Peggy and Bobby, and to see what they have to say about the world we live in and continue the conversations we began years ago,” he began. “This show has all of the perfect ingredients to meet this moment in animation at Hulu, and we’re so thankful to be having those conversations alongside this talented group.”
Meanwhile, Saladin Patterson shared the following humorous statement:
“Yeah, man I tell you whot man, that dang Ol’ Greg, talking about O.G. and then that Mike Judge … Inspirations, man … the original show, dang ol’ classic … Got my kids, man, walking around talking about ‘That’s my purse! I don’t know you!’ Feeling blessed, man, I tell you whot ‘Feel so Good’ is a great song, I don’t care what no-dang-body says …”
And, furthermore, Marci Proietto, executive vice president, 20th Television Animation added the following:
“I’m so lucky to have been a part of this show from the very beginning and couldn’t be more excited to visit Arlen, Texas, once again with Mike, Greg and Saladin, who together are bringing a whole new perspective to the original series,” she began. “We all want to thank the fans for their overwhelming support because they helped make this happen, and I can’t wait to share this new iteration through the lens of 2023 America. In the words of our beloved Peggy Hill, Ho yeah!”
Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on this highly-anticipated King of the Hill television revival as we have them. The original series ran for 13 seasons from 1997-2010 on Fox.