The residents of Arlen, TX could be joining Animaniacs, Punky Brewster as a revival series.
How are you doing, J1sters?
According to an report from Tech Radar, it appears that another classic animated series is getting an updated series. Supposedly, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels are in “hot negotiations” to bring back King of the Hill. Series writer Brent Forrester revealed that Judge plans to set the revival fifteen years after the original series end.
“I am sure Greg Daniels and Mike Judge will murder me for sharing this but… HELL YES,” Forrester writes. “They are in hot negotiations to bring back King of the Hill. The Trump administration made it suddenly very relevant again. The characters have all aged 15 years. The project is sooooo good. Okay I’ve said too much :)”
Should the revival happen, it is likely most of the cast will return to reprise their roles including Kathy Najimy as Peggy Hill, Johnny Hardwick as Dale Gribble, Stephen Root as Bill Dauterive and Mike Judge as Hank Hill and Jeff Boomhauer. Sadly, both Brittany Murphy and Tom Petty, who played the Hill’s niece Luanne and her husband Lucky, have passed away. It would be interesting to see how these characters are handled.
Currently, there is no word on whether the series would be revived on Fox or head to a streaming platform such as Hulu or Disney+.
King of the Hill ran for 13 seasons on Fox from January 1997 to June 2009. It centered on the Hills, an American family in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. Patriarch and main character Hank Hill, who works as assistant manager at Strickland Propane, is the everyman and general protagonist of the series.
So, were you a King of the Hill fan? How do you feel about the series making a comeback?
Source: Tech Radar