It’s time to head back down to the town of Bedrock as a sequel to the Flintstones series is in the works.
Fox and Warner Bros. have announced that it is working on a new animated series entitled Bedrock that will follow up the events of the original Flintstones. The new series will be set 20 years later with Fred Flintstone on the verge of retirement while Pebbles is now in her early 20s and embarking on her own career. We’ll also see the Stone Age coming to an end and the dawn of the Bronze Age.
Elizabeth Banks is set to star as the voice of Pebbles. She will also serve as an executive producer alongside Lindsay Kerns. Kerns has worked on series such as Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls, and Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
“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 for 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 primetime animation,” said Peter Girardi, executive vice president 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).”
The original six seasons of the Flintstones are available on Boomerangg and will also be arriving on Tubi on May 1, and will be free with commercial support. No word as of yet as to when Bedrock will debut.