The Flintstones is one of the most beloved cartoons in the history of cartoons. Not only that, but it was also one of the most profitable series ever. All of this explains why it’s now getting an animated sequel series from Fox.
Yes, you heard that right. Fox will produce an animated sequel to The Flintstones. This sequel series currently has the working title of Bedrock. Bedrock will take place 20 years after the original cartoon, and is a bit of a divergence from the original sitcom material. Apparently, Fox describes it as a “primetime animated adult comedy”. That sounds like it’s basically Family Guy, but with the Flintstones.
Bedrock: The Flintstones Timeskip Series?
This Bedrock series will apparently focus both on a Pebbles in her 20’s trying to forge her own path in life, and on a much older Fred Flintstone on the verge of retirement from his job as a bronto-crane operator at the local rock quarry. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) will voice this adult Pebbles, but that’s about it as far as voice cast revelations. We have no idea who will voice any of the other Flintstones cast, but it’s unlikely to be the original voice actors. Mostly because they’re all dead.
Aside from the lack of voice cast though, apparently Lindsay Karns (who recently worked on Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous) will write the script for the pilot episode for Bedrock. In addition to voicing adult Pebbles though, Elizabeth Banks will serve as one of the series’ producers alongside Max Mandelman of Brownstone Productions. If Fox Entertainment picks up the series, they’ll co-produce it with Warner Bros. Animation.
And that’s it as far as official information. No release date for Bedrock yet. We’ll just have to wait for Fox to give us more news later.
Fox officially announces an animated sequel series to The Flintstones. This sequel will take place 20 years after the original, and will be a “primetime animated adult comedy”. Honestly, I don’t know what to make of that. Hopefully, they won’t diverge too much from the source material and rob it of the nostalgia factor. Hopefully.
Source: Comic Book