Get out your propane and propane accessories, Hank Hill and the rest of the gang might be coming back to your TV screens.
Riding on a wave of revived television series including X-Files, Prison Break and more, Fox is reportedly in preliminary talks with Mike Judge and Greg Daniels to bring back the animated series King of the Hill, according to Variety. Focused on the Hill family and their neighbors and friends in Texas, the series ran on Fox from 1997 to 2009, ran for 259 episodes, won two Emmy Awards and reached the level of global syndication.
Currently there has only been one meeting between the network and the series creators, so it’s not a given that the series will continue.
“We have had preliminary conversations with Greg [Daniels] and Mike [Judge],” said Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden. “I would like to explore that. We had a very preliminary conversation about that. Given what’s going on in the country, I think they had a point of view about how those characters would respond.”
Walden said that currently the revival would come down to timing, as both Daniels and Judge are busy with other projects.
If it is continued, the series will join a slew of current shows that are revivals or reboots of popular shows from the 80’s and 90’s that are cropping up on broadcast & cable networks as well as streaming platforms.
It would also not be the first revived animated series for Fox as the network brought back the previously cancelled Family Guy in 2005 and it’s been running since then.