If you’re one of those people that complain about all the TV and movie reboots, saying Hollywood has no new ideas, well you just might change your opinion. Fox has just announced they are in talks to bring back one of its most popular animated shows ever, King of the Hill.
It has been eight years since we last checked in with Texas’ favourite propane salesman, Hank Hill, and his eclectic family and friends, including his wife Peggy, a substitute Spanish teacher, and his son, Bobby, a wannabe Rodeo Clown. The show ran from 1997 – 2009, amassing 259 hilarious and unforgettable episodes before Fox decided to pull the plug. It was the brain child of Beavis and Butthead creator, Mike Judge, who also voices Hank Hill and Boomhauer. It featured voice actors Kathy Najimy (Peggy Hill), Pamela Adlon (Bobby), Stephen Root (Bill Dauterive), Johnny Hardwick (Dale Gribble) the late Brittany Murphy (Luanne Platter).
Dana Walden, the Chairman and CEO of the Fox Television Group, had the following to say:
“We have had preliminary conversations with Greg [Daniels] and Mike [Judge]. 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.”
There has only been one meeting so far with Daniels and Judge regarding the King of the Hill reboot and adds:
“It was really just a first, exploratory, ‘Are you excited about this?’ They were both excited about it but they’re both very busy individually so it’s about finding time.”
So it seems this is very much in the early stages for a King of the Hill reboot, but we’re holding out hope that we’ll be revisiting the good folk of Arlen Texas, famed for its propane and propane accessories, soon. Be sure to sound off in comments or social media and let us know what you think!