king of the Hill has confirmed that it is now in the midst of a new series revival with new episodes coming to Hulu, and this could end up ruining what is still considered one of the greatest series finales of all time. The Mike Judge and Greg Daniels-created series, which ran for 13 seasons between 1997 and 2009, has gone down as one of the best animated adult sitcoms of all time. It’s also a tough audience given the competition that has continued to mount in the years since the series ended, much of it inspired by King of the Hill’it goes.
king of the Hill will be back for new episodes, and while the revival has yet to confirm what kind of story these new episodes will tell, there’s a good chance the series will end up ruining the grand finale. The series has managed to pull off one of the rarest feats in all of television by ending the series on a satisfying note, which is even rarer for animated sitcoms. The fact that it’s coming back at all is bittersweet because new episodes mean the finale won’t be the finale anymore.
How King of the Hill could ruin the series finale
“To Sirloin With Love” may not technically be the final episode of the final production season, but by all accounts, it’s the finale of the series overall. It wraps up Bobby and Hank’s story that began with the pilot episode introducing fans to a conservative father and his more outgoing son. The finale perfectly brought together everything that made the best episodes of the series special. Bobby joined a team, they could enjoy meat together, and they finally came together on an emotional, mature level. It was a real end of a full circle.
It’s the kind of finale many shows can only dream of, and a new batch of episodes closes this ending almost automatically. But it’s not completely ruined yet. The series could decide to jump forward in time, as many have suggested in the past, and that would not only help explain some of the series’ biggest absences, but it could also help make the series finale so emotional. resonant as it was and introduce these new episodes as something entirely new.
king of the Hill is not like other animated sitcoms. There was no complete return to the status quo at the end, and there was real growth for each of the characters over the very long run. It’s not in terms of age or anything, but the dynamic between Hank and Bobby was very different at the end than it was at the beginning. If it takes the new one Beavis and Butthead route and just puts the characters in the present, and there goes that finale.
It’s not a great situation for the revival to be in, but what do you hope to see King of the Hill’s revival series? Do you think it can’t ruin the finale? Let us know all your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things animation and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!