It looks like we’re heading back to Bedrock as an updated Flintstones animated series in the works from Elizabeth Banks.
Two years after initially being announced, the new Flintstones series, currently titled Bedrock, will be set 20 years after the original series (which aired in the 1960s) and will follow a grown-up Pebbles who will be voiced by Elizabeth Banks. Lindsay Kerns (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls) will write the pilot script.
“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 Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “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.”
Per the show’s logline:
Bedrock will follow a 20-something Pebbles as she begins her own career while her dad, Fred, nears retirement. With the Stone Age giving way to an enlightened new Bronze Age, the residents of Bedrock will find this evolution “harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm’s club,” per the show’s logline.
There’s no projected release date for Bedrock but hopefully we’ll get more details on this series soon. An updated Flintstones with an adult Pebbles sounds like it could be an interesting concept.