Well this could be very interesting…and highly entertaining. Mike Judge, the genius who gave the world Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill, not to mention movies like Idiocracy and (in my humble opinion) one of the greatest comedies ever–Office Space, is reportedly working on a new animated series that will center around country music.
According to the website Saving Country Music, HBO has given the green light for at least eight episodes, which will be aired on HBO’s affiliate, Cinemax. What is particularly intriguing is that rather than a traditional animated comedy, it sounds like this show will be a sort of animated docu-series, with the subject matter of each episode gleaned from the real life stories of some of country music’s most compelling, interesting and downright eccentric artists through the decades.
For those who followed King of the Hill, it’ll come as little surprise that Judge might choose to focus on country music–since he featured a number of artists in guest roles on that series, including Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, George Strait, Kix Brooks and Trace Adkins.
But with real-life country music characters like Hank Jr, Willie Nelson, George Jones and Johnny Cash to draw material from…? This show could be unbelievable! The series is tentatively scheduled to begin airing in late 2017.