Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Hulu Revives 'King of the Hill' with Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Saladin Patterson

Hulu has today ordered a revival of the hit animated comedy series King of the Hill - which originally ran for thirteen seasons from 1997-2010 on FOX. All 259 episodes from the original run are currently available to stream on Hulu.

Set in the fictional Arlen, Texas, the series follows the life of Hank Hill, an enthusiastic seller of propane and propane accessories; his wife, Peggy, a local Boggle champ and substitute teacher; and their 13-year-old son, Bobby, who defies any expectation his father had for a son. Hank's friends - conspiracy theorist Dale, military barber Bill and cool but inarticulate Boomhauer, along with Peggy's friends Minh and meteorologist Nancy, and Bobby's friend Connie help the Hills navigate a changing world.

Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick and Lauren Tom will reprise their voice roles in the upcoming revival.

Judge co-created the comedy with Greg Daniels. Saladin Patterson will serve as showrunner for the revival season. All three will executive produce with Michael Rotenberg, Howard Klein and Dustin Davis. 20th Television Animation, 3 Arts Entertainment and Bandera Entertainment will produce.

"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," said Craig Erwich, President, ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. "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."

"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...," added Patterson.