Fan resurgences brought back the likes of Family Guy, The X-Files and Futurama for Fox. Now, according to Deadline, the same might happen for Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ cult classic cartoon King of the Hill.
“We had a very preliminary conversation,” Fox chairman Dana Walden said at the Television Critic Association press tour. “Given what’s going on in the country, [Judge and Daniels] had a point of view about how these characters would respond.”
Walden explained that studio heads and the show’s creators met about two and a half months ago to discuss the potential for a series revival and that the meeting was “exploratory.” Nevertheless, the network is “excited about” the prospect. Much of it seems to rest on Judge and Daniels, both of whom are busy with multiple other projects. Deadline notes that Daniels is discussing a revival of The Office with a new cast for NBC as well.
Running from 1997 to 2009 for 259 episodes over thirteen seasons, King of the Hill focused on small-town life in the fictional Arlen, Texas. Hank Hill and his family became mainstays for Fox’s regular schedule and only increased in popularity since its cancellation thanks to its availability on streaming services.
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