The animated classic hit King of the Hill will get a new new life on Hulu. The show will be created and executive produced by original co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. Executive producer and showrunner Saladin Patterson will also join the creative team.
The new animated series will star original voice talent, including Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick, and Lauren Tom. The reboot has been in the works since the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest. That was where Judge and Daniels reconnected with the cast and celebrated the 20th anniversary of King of the Hill
The show, set in the fictional Arlen, Texas, and featured country stars in cameos. A press release reminds us that the show “Followed the life of Hank Hill (Mike Judge), an enthusiastic seller of propane and propane accessories; his wife, Peggy (Kathy Najimy), local Boggle champ and substitute teacher; and their 13-year-old son, Bobby (Pamela Adlon), who defies any expectation his father had for a son. Hank’s friends – conspiracy theorist Dale (Johnny Hardwick), military barber Bill (Stephen Root), and cool but inarticulate Boomhauer (Judge), along with Peggy’s friends Minh (Lauren Tom) and meteorologist Nancy (Ashley Gardner) and Bobby’s friend Connie (Tom) help the Hills navigate a changing world.”
Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, said in a statement, “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. 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 original series received critical acclaim and accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. The series has been translated into numerous languages and aired in 50 countries worldwide.