Nearly two years after the adult-animated project was first announced, Elizabeth Banks’ The Flintstones series, titled Bedrock, is finally moving forward, with Fox giving it an official pilot order.
According to Deadline, Banks, who has been confirmed to voice the character of Pebbles, will be joined by Stephen Root, Amy Sedaris, Nicole Byer, Joe Lo Truglio, and Manny Jacinto, who will all lend their voices to the respective characters of Fred, Wilma, Betty, Barney, and Bamm-Bamm.
Bedrock will be written and executive produced by Lindsey Kerns and Lon Zimmet. This isn’t the first time Fox tried to adapt The Flintstones into a newer adult-animated series, as Family Guy creator and star Seth MacFarlane was previously attached to a reboot in 2011.
“The adult-animated comedy catches up with the Flintstone family two decades later, with Fred on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles embarking on her own career,” reads the synopsis. “As the Stone Age gives way to a shiny and enlightened new Bronze Age, the residents of Bedrock will find this evolution harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm’s club.”
Executive producers are Banks and Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions, Sam Register, and Warner Bros. Television Group. It hails from Warner Bros. Animation and Fox Entertainment.
Bedrock marks the latest TV adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera sitcom The Flintstones, which lasted for six seasons from 1960-1966. Before the upcoming project, the original series spawned nine animated spin-offs, including 1971’s The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, as well as two live-action movies.