Fox is teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation to create Bedrock, an upcoming animated sequel series to the iconic animated sitcom, The Flintstones. The new show, which will be aimed at adult audiences rather than kids, will star Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family, 30 Rock). News of the series getting a green light comes via The Hollywood Reporter.
Banks, who is also executive producing the series, will voice a grown-up Pebbles Flintstone in a show that takes place 20 years after the 1960s ABC series. No other co-stars or premise details have yet been announced, but it’s also worth noting that this isn’t Fox’s first go at reviving the Flintstones–back in 2012, Seth MacFarlane got a series order for a reboot, but that version didn’t progress beyond some early scripts. In fact, this isn’t even the first time a Pebbles-centric Flintstones sequel has been attempted, with the short-lived The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show running for one season in late 1971.
“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.”
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