Mike Judge, creator of the animated classic King of the Hill, is going country for his latest project. A one time resident of Garland, Texas, Judge’s new project is Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus.
According to Deadline, the animated Cinemax show will center around some of “country music’s most eccentric characters.” Details regarding who or what “eccentric characters” the series will include are yet to be announced. Still, the prospect of what could be King of the Hill meets Nashville (the movie, not the show) is exciting.
While his current project, HBO’s Silicon Valley, is centered around the West Coast, Judge is returning to his roots for his latest endeavor. Judge grew up in the Southwest, so his take on country music should be plenty authentic.
Judge got his start in the entertainment business with the cult series Beavis and Butthead in the 1990s. His most famous show was King of the Hill, which centered around four men from the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, and was loosely based on Judge’s time in Garland. Judge even provided the voice for the show’s lead character, Hank Hill.
Furthermore, while Judge’s shows haven’t had too much music lean, the entertainer is no stranger to country music. He directed the animated music video for Zac Brown Band’s “The Wind” back in 2012.