A King of the Hill revival has a “very good chance” of happening, according to series co-creator Mike Judge If it does, however, it won’t be coming back to Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It won’t be with Fox,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “We love this team and we love this show. It’s obviously part of our animation heritage. But where we really focus on animation, we kind of kick off the next wave of our signature animated series, while still retaining our great legacy shows.”
Fox is looking to go down the same path as Netflix and Disney just a few years ago when the two severed ties after churning out 13 seasons of live-action Marvel content that began with Daredevil. The two organizations sought to focus on the shows they owned rather than splitting profits and dealing with complicated ownership deals.
“We really focus on new shows that we think can break out creatively, in which we also have a significant stake and, if not, own 100%,” Thorn continued. “And on a show like King of the Hill, which we love, we really have no opportunity to have a stake in that show. It’s not a decision we can make as we grow our net wave animation, where ownership is so, so crucial to the long-term success of these series.”
While Fox and series creators Judge and Greg Daniels had conversations about hosting the show in 2017, Judge and series co-creator Greg Daniels have since started an animation company, Bandera. Entertainment, which will retain at least partial ownership of the series, wherever it may land.
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