King Of The Hill Sequel Series In The Works?

Mike Judge has confirmed that King of the Hill has a good chance of returning.

By Michileen Martin | Published

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King of the Hill fans, it sounds like it will soon be time to celebrate by hanging out by the fence with a few cold ones. There have been rumors about it for a minute, but now it seems closer fruition. While it is not yet confirmed, Mike Judge — beloved creator of King of the Hill, Beavis and Butthead, Office Space, and more — seems to think there’s a really good chance his animated sitcom is heading back to television.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Mike Judge appeared at a panel on Thursday for San Diego Comic-Con. The main topic of discussion was the upcoming Beavis and Butthead revival series on Paramount+, but at least one fan was more interested in King of the Hill. The fan asked about whether or not a sequel series was on the way. Judge responded, “King of the Hill has a very good chance of coming back.”

One of the producers of the original King of the Hill spilled the beans about the revival last March. As IGN reported at the time, during a Reddit AMA, writer/producer Brent Forrester was asked about the possibility of a return. “I am sure Greg Daniels and Mike Judge will murder me for sharing this but… HELL YES,” Forrester wrote. “They are in hot negotiations to bring back King of the Hill. 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.”

Since the revival series itself isn’t confirmed there’s no word on the voice cast, but sadly we know that at least some of the voice actors from the original King of the Hill have passed away. The naive Luanne was voiced by Brittany Murphy, who died the year before the original series ended. Bobby’s principal, Carl Moss, was voiced by Dennis Burkley who died of a heart attack in 2013; his work on King of the Hill was actually his final screen gig. And of course there’s the late rocker Tom Petty who passed away of an accidental overdose in 2017. Petty voiced Lucky, Luanne’s husband.

King of the Hill isn’t the only Mike Judge project that’s being revived. As we mentioned earlier, a new Beavis and Butthead series is coming to Paramount+, and Judge premiered clips from the new show. There are a few scenes of Beavis having a bizarre meeting with the embodiment of his beloved Fire, and we also get to see Beavis and Butthead’s commentary on a TikTok instructional video on making prison tattoo ink. You can watch the clip below.

The King of the Hill creator likewise spread some hope about other revival projects. Judge apparently gave a cryptic tease, saying there might be “a little Daria spin-off.” He also talked about a possible return for Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus. The animated docu-series told stories of music figures like George Clinton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick James, and more. Tour Bus is Cinemax’s only animated series, and Judge said a new season might be on the way focusing on the heyday of Hip Hop.