Mike Judge and Greg Daniels are heading back to Arlen, Texas, to revive their legendary animated series King of the Hill, this time for Hulu.
- Saladin K. Patterson (producer of The Wonder Years, The Last O.G.) will executive produce and showrun the reboot, with 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein and Bandera Entertainment’s Dustin Davis on board as executive producers. 20th Television Animation is producing.
- In a statement, Patterson was enthused about leading the update of this contemporary classic: “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 …”
- The original Emmy-winning series ran for 13 seasons on Fox from 1997-2010 and is currently available on Hulu. According to a Hulu release, a King of the Hill reboot has been in the works since 2017’s San Francisco Sketchfest, where Judge and Daniels reconnected with the cast to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary.
- For the reboot, Judge will reprise his role as Hank Hill and Kathy Najimy will be back as Peggy. Other returning voice talent includes Stephen Root as Bill, Pamela Adlon as Bobby, Johnny Hardwick as Dale, and Lauren Tom as Minh.
- Hulu has been pushing hard into the adult animation space under new vp of animation Kelci Parker, who was appointed in June of last year. The platform is already home to original animated series such as Solar Opposites, Marvel’s Hit Monkey, Koala Man, and an upcoming Futurama reboot. And just today, it was revealed that Hulu and Fox Entertainment have extended their deal that allows the platform to stream Fox’s primetime shows the day after their linear tv premiere, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers.