Hulu reboots King of the Hill with the original cast

King of the Hill aired for 13 seasons between 1997 and 2010 and won several accolades as well as the hearts of fans over the years.

Popular streaming platform Hulu has given the greenlight to a revival of the popular Fox animated sitcom, King of the Hill, after several years of speculation.

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King of the Hill is coming back but not to Fox.

Recently, Hollywood has been trailing a path of animated comedy series revival and King of the Hill is but the latest entry in a long line of reboots. Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head is another such show with Paramount+ rebooting the adult animated sitcom last year.

Rumors of a King of the Hill reboot first emerged in 2017, when Judge, Daniels, and the sitcom’s cast reunited at the San Francisco Sketchfest in commemoration of its 20th anniversary. The speculation gained new life when, in January 2022, Daniels and Judge launched their animation company, Bandera Entertainment, and announced King of the Hill as one of the shows they will develop.

Craig Erwich, who heads ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals had this to say about the revival:

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.

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The animated sitcom ran for 13 seasons between 1997 and 2010.

Apart from Erwich, Marci Proietto, the executive vice president of 20th Television Animation, stated he's lucky to have been involved with the sitcom from the very beginning. He expressed his excitement to revisit the show with Mike, Greg, and Saladin from their new perspective. He also thanked the fans for "their overwhelming support because they helped make this happen" stating that he couldn’t wait to bring it to life and share it with them.

While Hulu currently has the rights to the IP, the show previously belonged to Fox via 20th Television Animation. However, the sitcom was one of the assets Fox included in its deal with Disney, alongside 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, when it sold its 20th Television studio to the media behemoth a few years ago.

King of the Hill is the second Hulu rival in recent years. The first one, Futuruma, will premiere sometime later this year.

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