King of the Hill may be set to make a comeback, but it won’t be at Fox.
During an interview with The Hollywood ReporterFox Entertainment president Michael Thorn explained that the network would not be involved.
“It won’t be with Fox,” he revealed. “We love this team and we love this show. It’s obviously part of our animation heritage. But what we’re really focused on in animation is kicking off the genre of the next wave of our signature animated series, while maintaining our great legacy shows.
King of the Hill creator Mike Judge recently teased the show’s return, saying it “has a really good chance of coming back.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the show set for a revival either, with judge and co-creator Greg Daniels launching a new animation company, Bandera Entertainment, in January while hinting that something is up. in preparation for.
“We were really excited about using different tones and different styles and trying to expand the art form of animation,” Daniels said of Bandera’s animation slate. “We’re in a golden age for content, right? It’s also animation. That was one of the things we were talking about when we started the company:” Let’s push animation into all these different genres. “”
However, Daniels later clarified that no deal had been reached for King of the Hill.
Going back even further, writer Bent Forrester claimed there had been “hot negotiations” for the show as early as 2021.
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“They are in tough negotiations to bring King of the Hill back,” he said. “The Trump administration suddenly made it very relevant. The characters are all 15 years old. The project is too good. Alright, I’ve said too much.
Whether or not King of the Hill will return to our televisions remains to be seen. Either way, it looks like the show’s original network won’t be involved.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.