The modern stone-age family from the town of Bedrock are coming back to our screens in an all-new adult animated series from producer Elizabeth Banks. The Fox series will be titled Bedrock and will catch up with the Flintstones 20 years after the original series, with Pebbles joining the workforce and Fred on the verge of retirement. The Stone Age is on the way out, and the Bronze Age is on the way in, but are the residents of Bedrock able to move with the times?
Banks is also set to voice the now grown-up Pebbles, but there are currently no details on who else will be joining the cast. Speaking about the new series, here's what Fox's Michael Thorn had to say;
“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.”
Warner Bros' Peter Girardi added;
“The Flintstones are the first family of primetime 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.”
The original Flintstones series ran for six seasons and more than 160 episodes, several direct to video movies, a doomed spin-off The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show that lasted one season, and two live-action films. Back in 2011, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane got pretty close to getting a new Flintstones series made. However, the response to the script for the pilot was less than enthusiastic, and the project didn't go any further. Bedrock is set to join the Fox roster of adult animated shows sometime next year.