A sequel series to classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon ‘The Flintstones’ is officially in development at Fox and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation; with Elizabeth Banks attached to star and executive produce. The new animated series titled ‘Bedrock’ is set 20 years after the events of the original series. Banks will voice an adult Pebbles Flintstone in addition to executive producing. In the show, Fred Flintstone is on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles is embarking on her own career. As the Stone Age gives way to a shiny and enlightened new Bronze Age, the residents of Bedrock will find this evolution harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm’s club.
The project will be written and co-executive produced by Lindsay Kerns, whose past credits include “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” and “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!”. Banks and Max Handelman will executive produce via Brownstone Productions, with the company’s Dannah Shinder co-executive producing.
“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,”
said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox Entertainment.
“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. No pressure whatsoever, really.”
In addition, 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.