Hulu expands animated comedy with ‘King Of The Hill’ revival

King Of The Hill

US streamer Hulu has ordered a revival of animated sitcom King Of The Hill from original co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels.

Produced by 20th Television Animation, Saladin Patterson will serve as showrunner on the new series and exec produce alongside Judge and Daniels, as well as 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein, and Bandera Entertainment’s Dustin Davis.

Judge and other original voice talent, including Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick and Lauren Tom, will return for the revival.

King Of The Hill ran for 13 seasons on Fox from 1997 to 2009. Set in the fictional Arlen, Texas, it followed the life of Hank Hill (Judge), an enthusiastic seller of propane and propane accessories; his wife, Peggy (Najimy), local Boggle champ and substitute teacher; and their 13-year-old son, Bobby (Adlon), who defied any expectation his father had for a son.

“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, 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.”

Other recent animated comedy commissions from Hulu include Standing By from Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy and Ally Pankiw, while the streamer has become a regular buyer from sibling 20th Television Animation, with pick-ups for Solar Opposites, Futurama and Koala Man.

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