Majorly renowned stone age family ‘The Flintstones’ are all set for a comeback at television yet again, as an Adult Animated Comedy Sequel Series to the most popular American sitcom is in works at Fox entertainment from Warner Bros animation. Titled Bedrock, the show is being executive-produced by the Charlie Angels and The Hunger games star Elizabeth Banks. And, besides producing, Banks will also be voicing out the central character of Pebbles Flintstone in the series.
The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting and follows the activities of the title family, the Flintstones, and their neighbors and best friends, the Rubbles, who live in stone houses next door to each other. The show was originally broadcasted on ABC from 1960 to 1966, and was the first animated series to hold a prime-time slot on television.
The Flintstones had garnered huge acclamations throughout its run, and became the first animated program to win the Emmy Award for best comedy series. And, although, the show was cancelled after six successful seasons, the journey of the famous family did not come to an end. Ever since, dozens of films, television specials, educational films and much more screenplays has surfaced, that featured the Flintstones. Hence, to continue the legacy, the official sequel series to the original television series Flintstones is finally on the cards.
Classic ’90s sitcom ‘The Flintstones’ are finally returning with a reboot series. Titled ‘Bedrock’ the sequel is being co-produced by Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros Animation alongside the Pitch perfect star Elizabeth Banks and her production company Bownstone Productions. Lindsay Kerns will pen down the script for the fan-favorite sitcom.
The original series focused on the exploits of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, their daughter, Pebbles, their pet, Dino, and their neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble, along with son Bamm-Bamm.
However, the Bedrock will pick up after a leap, where Fred Flintstone is on the brink of retirement and his 20-something daughter 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,” – reads the logline.
“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,” he added.