AND WE BACK.
A year ago, King of the Hill creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels teased that a reboot of the show was in the works.
We were very excited to go into different tones and different styles and try to expand the animation art form. We’re in a golden age for content, right? That’s animation, too.
That was one of the things we were talking about in founding the company: ‘Let’s push animation into all these different genres.’”
Bandera was gearing up to launch a ton of new shows, including the new reboot, but they weren’t ready to share any more details than that. And with those new shows, Judge and Daniels won’t be doing much of the dirty work, they’ll operate in more of a mentoring capacity:
“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.”
On top of that, back in March of 2021, a writer for the show revealed that they were looking to bring it back, and it looks like that time has come.
“I am sure Greg Daniels and Mike Judge will murder me for sharing this but… HELL YES.
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.”
And now, according to Deadline, the time is coming VERY soon, and all of the original cast is set to come back as well.
Hulu will be the streaming platform for the show, as it always has been for the original show.
Judge will once again play Hank Hill and Boomhauer, and Kathy Najimy will be back to play his wife, Peggy. Stephen Root will play Bill, Pamela Aldon as Bobby Hill, Johnny Hardwick as Dale, and Lauren Tom as Minh.
The reboot has been in the works since 2017, when it was first pitched at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the place where Judge and Daniels reconnected once again.
Saladin Patterson will executive produce and run the show. 3 Art’s Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein, along with Bandera Entertainment’s Dustin Davis will all also executive produce.
Craig Elwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, expressed his excitement:
“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.”
Patterson also shared, hilariously imitating Boomhauer:
“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 …”
And lastly, Marci Proietto, executive vice president for 20th Television Animation, added:
“I’m so lucky to have been a part of this show from the very beginning and couldn’t be more excited to visit Arlen, Texas, once again with Mike, Greg and Saladin, who together are bringing a whole new perspective to the original series.
We all want to thank the fans for their overwhelming support because they helped make this happen, and I can’t wait to share this new iteration through the lens of 2023 America. In the words of our beloved Peggy Hill, Ho yeah!”
Got dangit Bobby, I’ll tell ya hwhat. I can’t wait.