Fox Isn't Interested In The King Of The Hill Revival

I tell you what man, dang ol' King of the Hill, man.


A King of the Hill revival has a "very good chance" of happening, according to series co-creator Mike Judge If does, though, it won't be returning to Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"That's not going to be with Fox," said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. "We love that team, and we love that show. It's obviously part of our animation legacy. But where we're really focusing on animation is launching kind of the next wave of our signature animated series, while still having our great legacy shows."

Fox is looking to go down the same route that Netflix and Disney did just a couple of years ago when the two broke ties after producing 13 seasons of live-action Marvel content that began with Daredevil. Both organizations were looking to focus on shows they owned rather than splitting up profits and dealing with complicated ownership deals.

"We're really focused on what are the new shows that we believe can creatively break out, that we also have a significant ownership stake in, and if not outright own 100 percent of," Thorn continued. "And on a show like King of the Hill, which we love, there's really no opportunity for us to have an ownership stake in that show. It's not a move we can make as we grow out our net wave of animation, where ownership is so, so crucial to the long-running success of these series."

While Fox and series creators Judge and Greg Daniels did have conversations about hosting the show back in 2017, Judge and series co-creator Greg Daniels have since established an animation company, Bandera Entertainment, that will retain at least partial ownership of the series, wherever it might land.

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