THE FOX Network has picked up a modern sequel of the classic Flinstones cartoon.
Bedrock will follow the Flinstones family twenty years after the original cartoon aired.
Who is in The Flinstone sequel series?
In addition to producing the show, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is set to voice Pebbles Flintstone.
Banks has been developing a Flintstones project for a couple of years with Warner Bros. Animation as a part of her deal with Brownstone Productions.
The rest of the cast has yet to be revealed.
Twenty years on and set in the Bronze Age, the show will see Fred on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles embarking on her own career.
The pilot script is being written by Lindsay Kerns, who has written Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
The original series, which aired in 1960, ran for six seasons on ABC and was the first animated series to air in primetime.
When will it air?
A release date is not confirmed as production starts.
Fox Entertainment’s free streaming platform Tubi has acquired the AVOD rights to all six seasons of “The Flintstones,” which will begin streaming on Tubi on May 1.
“Long before the Simpsons and Springfield, the Griffins, and Quahog or even when the Belchers started serving burgers on Ocean Avenue, there were the Flintstones and Bedrock,” Michael Thorn of Fox Entertainment told Deadline.
“Their imprint on the animation universe is undeniable and the idea of adapting it for today’s audience is a challenge we here at Fox are very much looking forward to taking on with Warner Bros., Elizabeth and Lindsay [Kerns}. No pressure whatsoever, really.”
“The Flintstones are the first family of primetime animation,” added Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming at Warner Bros. Animation.
“Elizabeth and Lindsay have a brilliant take on these characters, and Fox and Brownstone are the perfect partners to bring them back to primetime. This is going to rock, sorry.”
Are there other Flinstones revival series?
There have been multiple attempts at new versions of the show over the years, including short-lived series like “The New Fred and Barney Show” and “The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.”
Seth MacFarlane also developed a reboot of the series for Fox back in 2011, but that project ultimately did not go forward.
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