FOX Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks have teamed up to develop Bedrock, a prime-time animated adult comedy series that follows on from The Flintstones.
The pilot script will be written by Lindsay Kerns (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!), with Banks voicing the character of Pebbles Flintstone, in addition to her role as a producer.
The series catches up with the Flintstone family two decades after the original, with Fred on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles embarking on her own career.
“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 at 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.”
“The Flintstones are the first family of prime-time animation,” said Peter Girardi, executive VP of 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).”
FOX Entertainment’s free streaming platform Tubi has acquired the AVOD rights to all six seasons of The Flintstones, comprising 166 episodes, which will begin streaming on Tubi on May 1.