Greg Daniels stresses that the plan to revive King Of The Hill is a time jump and see older versions of the characters, but nothing is official.
Created by Mike Judge and Daniels, King Of The Hill focuses primarily on the daily lives of the Hill family and friends in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas.
The hit series premiered in 1997 and was a huge success for Fox which ran for 13 seasons with the final episode premiering in 2010, and the series gained an eager fanbase.
Reboot discussions took place for years, but no official word was ever given, and it seemed unlikely with how busy many participants in the original series were with the transition to other projects.
It was only recently reported that the revival of King Of The Hill was in development, with Daniels and Judge returning to the project.
In an interview with Collider for the upcoming Season 2 of Netflix series Space Force, Daniels confirmed that the status of King Of The Hill’s revival could still be considered as in development, but there are a lot of moving pieces that need to be worked out first:
“Well, that’s the weird thing about the way this article has been published… There is no change yet. We don’t have an agreement to do that. I’m not entirely sure if we phrased it wrong, perhaps, but it’s still not 100% Currently, the idea is a time leap where the characters are older.”
“Well, we haven’t put the contracts in yet. We had the idea we came up with a while ago, and I think we need to figure out how to do it well and who’s going to do it with us because we’re both so busy.”
Granted, there’s no telling when, or if, this reboot idea will come to pass. They may decide to do a King Of The Hill reboot but with a different idea that doesn’t skip ahead in time. Either way, it’s long past time for this show to return and perhaps let this sleeping dog lie.