Original Co-Creators, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, Are Reviving The Series.
Hulu has just ordered a reboot of the hit animated series King of the Hill from 20th Television Animation and co-creators Judge and Daniels with Saladin Patterson, signing on as showrunner and executive producer.
King of the Hill, which originally aired on Fox, became one of the network’s longest-running series, premiering in 1997 and running for 13 seasons before saying its goodbye in 2010.
When Judge and Daniels reconnected with the cast at the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest and celebrated the show’s 20th anniversary, plans for the revival went into action. Judge first hinted the show could make a return during last year’s Comic-Con saying, “King of the Hill” “has a very good chance of coming back.” The original voice cast, including Judge, Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick and Lauren Tom, are all set to return to their roles.
The show will be set on the same foundation as the original, focusing on Hank Hill (Judge), an enthusiastic seller of propane and propane accessories; his wife, Peggy (Najimy), local Boggle champ and substitute teacher; and their 13-year-old son, Bobby (Adlon), who defies any expectation his father had for a son. Hank’s friends – conspiracy theorist Dale (Hardwick), military barber Bill (Root) and cool but inarticulate Boomhauer (Judge), along with Peggy’s friends Minh (Tom) and meteorologist Nancy (Ashley Gardner), and Bobby’s friend Connie (Tom) help the Hills navigate a changing world.