Fox Network is developing the primetime animated adult comedy series with Elizabeth Banks set to voice Pebbles Flintstone.
The Wrap is now reporting that a new Flintstones sequel series is in the works with Banks both producing and starring as an adult version of Pebbles Flintstone. The new animated series, titled Bedrock, will feature the family 20 years after the original show. Pebbles will be starting her own life and career just as Fred is preparing to retire, and the world around the family is adapting from the Stone Age to the shiny newness of the Bronze Age, meaning everyone will be faced with change. The new series will air on Fox, whose President of Entertainment, Michael Thorn, seemed very excited about the new series:
“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. 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.”
The pilot script is being written by Lindsay Kerns, who has written Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and DC Super Hero Girls.
Bedrock will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Fox Entertainment. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will executive produce through Brownstone Productions, with Brownstone’s Dannah Shinder and Lindsay Kerns serving as co-exec producers.
“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.”