In a week of major reboots for animated properties, such as Beavis and Butt-head and Clone High, another animated series has a chance at being revived. Bill Oakley (Futurama) and Josh Weinstein (Gravity Falls) are developing a spin-off of their first original series, Mission Hill, Deadline has reported.
Mission Hill was an adult-oriented comedy animated series made for The WB. The series follows Andy French (played by Wallace Langham, The Larry Sanders Show) as he struggles finding work and love after graduating college. His life is made tougher when his younger, enigmatic brother Kevin (Scott Menville, Teen Titans) follows Andy when he moves to the big city of Cosmopolitan. Mission Hill had a complicated broadcast history, with only 6 episodes of its original 13 run airing on The WB from September 1999 to June 2000. WB canceled the series due to low ratings, but Cartoon Network’s late-night block Adult Swim later picked it up. Mission Hill finished its run on Adult Swim from July to August 2002.
Despite low ratings, the series was a critical hit and amassed a cult following over the years. Particularly, a fan base grew around the characters of Gus Duncz (Nick Jameson, 24) and Wally Langford (Tom Kenny, Spongebob Squarepants). Gus and Wally were a rare positive depiction of an elderly gay couple in animated television in the early 2000s, with Oakley and Weinstein receiving an award from GLAAD for creating these characters.
Oakley announced on his twitter that he and Weinstein have developed a pitch for a spin-off centered on these characters, aptly titled Gus & Wally.
MISSION HILL FANS: FYI @Joshstrangehill are working on bringing the show back and are taking it out to buyers soon. The new show takes place about six months after the original series ended (so 2000) and there is more Gus & Wally which is why it is tentatively titled GUS & WALLY
— BILL OAKLEY (@thatbilloakley) June 30, 2020
While Oakley and Weinstein have been shopping the pitch around to streaming services such as HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, and Adult Swim, no network has officially picked up the series yet.