It’s time to return to Arlen, as Hulu has given a straight to series order to Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ King of the Hill revival!
Today is a good day. On top of being fed with all the DC news, the powers that be have blessed us with the return of one of the greatest animated comedy series ever made: King of the Hill. Rumors (hopes) of a revival to the classic series have been swirling for years, but now it’s officially official.
Hulu (which is also working on a new Futurama revival) has given the show a straight to series order which will see Saladin Patterson step in as showrunner. On top of that, five of the original voice cast members are already set to reprise their roles: Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick and Lauren Tom.
“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,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television streaming originals. “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.”
“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. 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!’” said Marci Proietto, executive vp at 20th Television Animation.
No word on when we might see this revival air, but I’m currently jumping for joy that it’s even happening.