The world will get a chance to meet the Flintstones yet again. The sequel series to “The Flintstones from Warmer Bros. Animation is set to hit screens soon with Fox at the wheel. Elizabeth Banks is set to star and be an executive producer.
“Bedrock” is an animated series that is set two decades after the original series ending. Banks will play the adult Pebbles Flinstones. This has reportedly been in development since 2019.Read More »
“Bedrock” will be co-executive produced and written by Lindsay Kerns. Kern’s has also been behind “DC Super Hero Girls,” “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” and “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” Max Handelman will join Banks as an executive producer through Brownstone Productions. Dannah Shinder will be co-executive producer. Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation produce the show.
Fox Entertainment’s President of Entertainment Michael Thorn, stated that the Flintstones have been around longer than many other cartoon characters. He stated that Bedrock was here way before Springfield’s Simpson family or Quahog’s Griffin family. He explained this family made an impact on the universe of animation. This family helped adapt the idea of a cartoon for all audiences.
Besides this new adventure, Tubi, Fox Entertainment’s streaming platform Tubi, will start streaming all six seasons of “The Flintstones,” on May 1.
This is exciting to many in the industry that sees the Flintstone and Rubble family as the “first family” when it comes to primetime animation. Bringing in Elizabeth Banks and Lindsay Kerns is a cherry on top for these shows.
“The Flintstones” ran for 166 episodes between 1960 and 1966 on ABC. For six seasons, the families entertained those watching. It was the first animated series on primetime. It was also the first animated program to win the best comedy series on The Emmys.
Many people have tried to bring it back to life over the years. From “The New Fred and Barney Show” to “The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show,” it hasn’t been successful yet. Two live-action films and a few specials have also been shown. This show hopes to make its mark.
Warner Bros. Animation is hoping that “Bedrock” puts a fresh spin on its existing property. There have been a few new shows trying to do the same thing. “Harley Quinn” on HBO Max is a series with Kaley Cuoco voicing the superstar as she tries to go out on her own as a villain. “Scooby Doo” is also on HBO Max, starring Mindy Kaling as Velma.
This also isn’t the first time that Pebbles has tried to be an adult on television. She was just a by on “The Flintstones.” In 1978’s The Flintstones: Little Big League and 1977’s A Flintstone Christmas, she was a teenager. She also showed off her teenage years in 1971’s The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, 1980’s The Flintstone Comedy Show, and 1972’s The Flintstone Comedy Hour. Pebbles grew into a young woman in advertising in the 1990s in a few television movies. She even married Bamm-Bamm and they were living their life with twins.
“Bedrock” will put a new spin on the entire family. Even though it isn’t the first time television networks have tried to bring them back to life, FOX hopes it’s the last. They tried in 2012 to work with Seth MacFarlane to reboot the original family, but ended up canceling those plans. Get ready to go back in time with the Flintstone family.