'The Flintstones' Animated Series Reboot in the Works From Elizabeth Banks
Yabba dabba doo! Meet the new "Flintstones," a truly modern Stone Age family — after a reboot courtesy of Elizabeth Banks.
Variety reports that Banks' Brownstone Productions company is teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation for a new take on "The Flintstones" from an original idea that is envisioned as a primetime animated adult comedy series.
"The Flintstones" centered on Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, and family pet Dino, as well as their neighbors, the Rubbles — Fred’s best friend Barney, Wilma’s best friend Betty, and their son, Bamm-Bamm.
The project, which is based on an original idea, will feature characters from the classic Hanna-Barbera series, which aired from 1960-1966 and spawned numerous spinoffs, television movies, and two live-action movies in 1994 and 2000.
In 2011, Seth MacFarlane attempted to develop a reboot of the series for Fox, but that project ultimately fell apart.
Banks and Brownstone recently re-signed their overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The actress has been busy as a producer as well; she is executive produced, wrote, and directed (and stars in) the upcoming "Charlie's Angels" movie reboot.
"The Flintstones" reboot doesn't have a network home yet, though WarnerMedia's recently-named streaming platform HBO MAX could be a synergistic destination.