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Hulu Orders A New Season Of 'King Of The Hill'


There's a definite trend right now for reviving the best loved animated series from years past. Animated shows can pick up right where they left off in a way that live action series can't. You don't have to worry about the actors ageing for a start.

Now, in the wake of Futurama, Beavis and Butthead and Clone High the latest series set to make a comeback is King Of The Hill. There has been speculation about a revival for a while but now the series has found a home on Hulu. Original creators Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Saladin Patterson are returning as are voice cast Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick, and Lauren Tom. The series is being produced by 20th Television Animation.

King Of The Hill originally ran for more than 250 episodes and 13 seasons from 1997-2009. The series followed propane salesman Hank Hill and his family and friends in the fictional town of  Arlen, Texas.

"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," said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “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."

"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," added Marci Proietto, executive vice president of 20th Television Animation. "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!'"

Hulu are also reviving Futurama.