Hide Your Pocket Sand, ‘King of the Hill’ is Coming Back
Pack your propane and your propane accessories, we’re all going back to Arlen.
Earlier today, Hulu announced that a King of the Hill revival is in the works with series creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels returning to the animated show that put Middle America in the spotlight for 13 seasons from 1997 to 2009. The remaining cast members from the original series will all resume their roles as Texas’ most memorable wackjobs and weirdos with fresh takes on life in America in 2023.
“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,” ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals President Craig Erwich said in the announcement. “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.”
The announcement follows another Hulu revival of a beloved animated series — Futurama will return at an undetermined time this year with a brand new 20 episode season. Hulu’s efforts to preserve and promote the best adult animation of the past two decades gives us some hope that the future of our favorite media won’t be squandered by shortsighted studio executives who give up on their best content — basically, Hulu and Hank Hill are about to give Netflix one big kick in the ass.