Yabba Dabba Doo!
Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone Productions are heading back to the Stone Age. As Variety reports, the team is working on an upcoming Flintstones series. While still in early development, it will be a primetime animated adult comedy show featuring the beloved 1960s Hanna-Barbera characters.
The original cartoon ran from 1960 to 1966 and was the first animated series to hold a primetime slot. The upcoming series will feature the Flintstone family, headed up by Fred and his wife, Wilma, their daughter, Pebbles, and pet Dino. Their next-door neighbors and closest friends, Barney and Betty Rubble, along with their son, Bamm-Bamm, will also feature in the series.
The show won't be a remake, however, as it is reported that the series will follow the lovable characters but will be based on an original idea. This comes after several re-hashings of the classic cartoon. The most popular was the 1994 live-action film The Flintstones, starring John Goodman as Fred, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma, Rick Moranis as Barney, and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty. The film also featured Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, and Elizabeth Taylor in her last film appearance. A prequel followed in 200o with a different cast, and in 2011, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane developed a Flintstones project for Fox, but the show was never made.