While there have been rumors here and there over the past few months (and years) regarding a King of the Hill revival, nothing has yet been made official. Well, the return of Hank Hill and his beloved propane and propane accessories could very well be on the Texas horizon, as creator Mike Judge provided a promising update at the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con.
“King of the Hill has a very good chance of coming back.”
Though this is not exactly a reveal worthy of cheering, hooting, and applause (and not that Hank would approve of any of that tomfoolery), Judge certainly sounds confident that King of the Hill will eventually return. Responding to a fan question at the Comic-Con event (via THR), Judge’s use of the word “very” is hopefully just enough to sustain King of the Hill fans for the time being.
MOVIEWEB VIDEO OF THE DAY
Both King of the Hill creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have teased a series revival recently. Since forming the animation company Bandera Entertainment, both Judge and Daniels have teased future projects, with reports claiming that the company will see “the return of former Fox favorite King of the Hill.” While many of the projects are expected to be undertaken by other artists, Judge further teased the return of the Hills when saying, “There’s one show that I might be a co-creator of but the rest, it’s mentoring other people and getting people together and being a studio in that regard.”
The King of the Hill Revival Could be Set 15 Years After the Original Run Ended
This is not the only hint that a King of the Hill revival is on the cards. In fact, writer-producer Brent Forrester did a little more than hint, stating the show would return and even revealing that the story would pick up 15 years after the original run ended.
“I am sure [series creators] Greg Daniels and Mike Judge will murder me for sharing this but… HELL YES,” Forrester revealed. “They are in hot negotiations to bring back King of the Hill. The Trump administration made it suddenly very relevant again. The characters have all aged 15 years. The project is sooooo good. Okay I’ve said too much.”
Airing between 1997 and 2009, King of the Hill ran for 13 seasons and follows the Hills, an American family living in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. Everyman Hank Hill works as assistant manager at Strickland Propane, and genuinely loves every second of it, and lives with his wife Peggy, a substitute teacher with delusions of grandeur; his son Bobby, with whom Hank has little in common; his adorably ditzy niece Luanne; and his pet bloodhound Lady Bird. The series follows the Hills as they manage to get themselves caught up in realistic, even charmingly mundane adventures. King of the Hill was met with critical acclaim throughout its run, and no doubt many would love to see Hank, Dale, Bill, and Boomhauer return to that alley all these years later.
For now, Mike Judge fans can sit back and enjoy the revival of another of his creations in Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe, which was released on the streaming service Paramount+ on June 23, 2022.