King of the Hill returns in new show from original creators

It looks like fans of the long-running animated series King of the Hill has reason to celebrate as it has just been announced that the series will be revived twelve years after its last episode aired, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Original series creators Greg Daniels and Mike the judge return to oversee the series through their new animation company, Bandera Entertainment.

There are more than a dozen projects underway under the newly formed animation company, but perhaps the most notable is King of the Hill revival. The series was originally aired from 1997 to 2010 and followed the banal but entertaining exploits of the humble citizens of Arlen, Texas. At its 1997 premiere, the show was an almost instant success and offered a unique insight into Central American thinking, led by the moral compass of propane and propane accessory seller Hank Hill.

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No details were given about the plot or production details for the revival. The news comes along with news of several other projects from the new animation company, including the upcoming Netflix series Bad crimes. This also follows news of the revival of the Judge’s series, Beavis and Butt-Head, which was announced before the formation of Bandera. Beavis and Butt-Head was the MTV series that launched Judge in the mainstream, and much of its original content was used for inspiration King of the Hill.


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After both Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, the referee continued to create Silicon Valley for HBO, a series that plays with Judge’s own experience working in Silicon Valley. Daniels has extensive experience in animation besides King of the Hill. Before joining the FOX show, Daniels worked on The Simpsons for several years, and is currently working on the Netflix series Room strength contributing Steve Carell.

No details regarding the reason for King of the Hill revival has been released, but as Daniels said about his work for Bandera Entertainment, “[w]e were very excited to go into different tones and different styles and try to expand the animation art form. “Maybe then there are some exciting changes in store for our favorite arlenites. (Or are they arleners? The world may never know).

All seasons of King of the Hill are now available for streaming on Hulu.


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