It looks like The Flintstones are making a grand return, as Warner Bros. Animation has greenlit a new sequel to the original series. It will be titled Bedrock and takes place 20 years after the original ended. They even already confirmed the first casting, as Elizabeth Banks will be voicing an adult Pebbles while serving as executive producer. The series has been in development since 2019, which Variety reported back in the day. The story will focus on Pebbles starting her own career as Fred Flinstone is about to retire. They are bout to enter the Bronze age and leave the Stone Age behind, which will lead to some conflicts as the old-timer has to adapt to the new era.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceauos‘ Lindsay Kerns will write and act as executive producer. Banks and Max Handelman will also join via Brownstone Productions. Fox Entertainment president, Michael Thorn, had the following to say on the sequel series’ production:
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. 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.
As The Flintstones family is known as the first family of primetime animation, it’s great to see the franchise make a grand return. It originally ran for six seasons from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. There have been many attempts to revive the show in the past even with two live-action films. Seth MacFarlane originally pitched a reboot back in 2011 which didn’t move forward. It’ll be interesting to see how they tackle the story and