After years of trying to find a home for its revival, Fox’s King of the Hill has finally been picked up by Disney’s Hulu service.
Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, creators of the animated series, will return as executive producers with Saladin Patterson (ABC’s The Wonder Years). Kathy Najimy, Johnny Hardwick, Stephen Root, Lauren Tom and Pamela Adlon are also returning to voice the characters from the original series.
Back in September, fans were hit with a hard blow when Judge revealed that the series would not be returning to fox.
Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television streaming originals said:
“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.”
Marci Proietto, Executive Vice President at 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!‘”
Although there is no exact date revealed for when the series will return, we Proietto hinted that the series will be eyeing a 2023 release.