It’s about yabba dabba time! America’s first televised animated family is back, “The Flintstones” sequel series is officially in development.
Warner Bros. Animation and Fox are joining forces to bring back the beloved prehistoric characters in a series reboot called “Bedrock.”
An animated sequel series to ‘THE FLINTSTONES’ is in the works at Fox.
It will be set 20 years after the events of the original series with Elizabeth Banks set to voice an adult Pebbles Flintstone. pic.twitter.com/MMRfukSS8E
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“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.,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn
Elizabeth Banks will be taking on the role of Bedrock’s sweetheart, Pebbles, however, she’s all grown up now. The red-headed bone wearing girl is now in her twenties and embarking on her career journey, while her hot headed yet loving father Fred is about to retire.
Banks is excited to take on the role. She is best known for starring in projects like “The Hunger Games,” “Modern Family,” and “American Dad.”
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The 1960s cartoon took place in the Stone Age, but the sequel will take place in the Bronze Age. However, Bedrock residents aren’t adapting too well.
“Residents of ‘Bedrock’ will find this evolution harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm’s club,” according to a press release from Warner Bros.
The project has been a long time coming, back in 2012 “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was given the opportunity to take on the reboot but ultimately let the project fall through the cracks after not being pleased with the script.
“Bedrock” will now feature the show’s star Banks as executive producer, along executive producer Max Handelman, co-executive producer Dannah Shinder, and Lindsay Kerns will serve as writer and co-executive producer. Kerns is known for her work on “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” and “Trolls.”
While there is no known release date for “Bedrock,” fans can eagerly wait by reminiscing on the gang’s past kooky adventures. The show is available to stream on HBO Max and beginning Saturday, May 1, it can be streamed for free on Tubi, Fox Entertainment’s streaming service.
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