‘King of the Hill’ Creators in ‘Preliminary’ Talks With Fox to Bring Back Show for Trump Era

TCA 2017: Texas-set animated series signed off in 2009 after 13 seasons

"King of the Hill"

“King of the Hill” could be returning to offer a take on the Donald Trump era.

Fox Television Group co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Tuesday that the network had a meeting with “King of the Hill” creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels about two months ago to find a way to revive the animated series.

“We have had preliminary conversations with Greg and Mike,” Walden said. “I would like to explore that — we had a very preliminary conversation. Given what’s going on in the country, I think they had a point of view about how those characters would respond.”

“It was one meeting, and I hope to revisit it,” she continued. “They’re both very busy, and it was really just a first exploratory [session] — ‘Are you excited about this? Is there potential in a future?’ And they were both excited about it, but they’re working on a lot of different things individually, so it’s about finding time.”

“King of the Hill” focused on a Texas-based middle-class family and signed off in 2009 after 13 seasons. Judge is co-showrunner on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” while Daniels is an executive producer on TBS’ “People of Earth.”