What would Hank Hill living in a Trump-led America look like, sound like?
You might be fixin’ to get an answer, just not anytime real soon.
Fox executives revealed on Tuesday they have had very early, very preliminary talks with the creators of “King of the Hill” about bringing back the popular animated series that ended in 2009.
For 13 seasons, the series followed the life of Alamo beer-loving Hank Hill, a salesman of “propane and propane accessories,” and his middle-class Hill family in fictional Arlen, Texas.
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At the Television Critics Association gathering on Tuesday, Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said the network has had preliminary talks with creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge.
“I would like to explore that. We had a very preliminary conversation. Given what’s going on in the country, they had a point of view about how those characters would respond. But again, it was one meeting, and I hope to revisit it,” Walden said, according to The Hollywood Reporter and other media outlets.
“The meeting was probably two and a half months ago. They’re both very busy, and it was really just a first exploratory, ‘Are you excited about this? Is there potential in that 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.”
Daniels is currently an executive producer and showrunner on “People of Earth,” a comedy about aliens on TBS. Judge, the voice of Hank Hill, is showrunner on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
THR reports that networks have admitted the need to broaden their appeal to the Middle America that voted for Trump.