After some years of teasing and talks of more, King of the Hill creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge have announced their reviving the iconic animated series. The news came from the pair in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter where they revealed the forming of their new animation company, Bandera Entertainment. The new version of King of the Hill will be just one of a host of animated shows from the production house, but fans of the 13-season animated sitcom saw news of the show's return and immediately took to social media to shout about its return and pitch ideas for a modern version of the show.
Daniels previously revealed in a conversation with ComicBook.com that a previously pitched reboot was not picked up by FOX. "Well, Mike and I got together a couple of years ago, and came up with a reboot for King of the Hill," Daniels revealed in 2020. "At the time, I think that Fox didn't want to go ahead with this, at the level that it probably deserved. We thought that they would be excited to just order it."
Series writer Brent Forrester previously spilled the beans on the revival in a Reddit AMA, saying last summer: "The Trump administration made it suddenly very relevant again. The characters have all aged 15 years. The project is sooooo good. Okay I've said too much :)".
You can read the full reactions to the King of the Hill revival below!
This is big for me
I’ve wanted new King of the Hill since elementary school; this is big for me.— Drew.jpg (@ildrewvenire) January 18, 2022
I did my waiting
Tobey returned as Spider-Man, Vice City got a remaster (albeit very subpar) & now King of the Hill is returning. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uZCFH97U3y— Sackary Daiquiri (@NotZackSnow) January 18, 2022
Holy SHIT!! King of the Hill is ACTUALLY returning?! I'm crying rn! https://t.co/Wbv5usaFO9— PizzaDarius25 (Fighting Game Dev Creator) (@PDarius25) January 18, 2022
BEST News of the day
King of the Hill gettin' a dang ol' revival (eventually) is the BEST news of today imo. Hopefully we'll get an official crossover with Beavis and Butthead 🙏🏾 https://t.co/cCXQnpHpJY pic.twitter.com/YoZzTdQk8W— Akeem Lawanson (@geekheavy) January 18, 2022
Just found out King of the Hill is coming back! pic.twitter.com/FCpv6Thh8z— Ian (25-19) & (x 1-0) (@theInfamousIan) January 18, 2022
The prophecy has been foretold . King of the hill may be back pic.twitter.com/vR9TP09u0J— Always Fight (@FyteTyrants) January 18, 2022
Could be great
I was just thinking last night how King of the Hill would work if it was set today. Could be great.— Darcy Tustin #Comics💭 (@DarcyTustin) January 18, 2022
This show was pretty huge at one point, not many cartoons like it, before or since. https://t.co/kSPvwsKJCl
I genuinely don't know how to feel about this one. King of the hill is arguably my favorite tv show of all time and i could see this going really well or really badly. Im also curious how they will handle Luanne and Lucky with both of the voice actors being dead https://t.co/ONK3gTbFOl— Gef the toking mongoose (@Ottosjacket2) January 18, 2022
One thing that can save 2022
Honestly, I think bringing King of the Hill back is the one thing that can save 2022. pic.twitter.com/MTltMnnzVY— PJ🌺✨ (@FeministHazza) January 18, 2022