Yabba Dabba Dooo! Flintstones to make a reboot on TV
Washington : Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and the rest of the Bedrock gang will soon be making a comeback on TV.
Variety reports that a new iteration of The Flintstones is in early development, helmed by Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks‘ Brownstone Productions.
The new show will be “a primetime animated adult comedy series based on an original idea featuring characters from The Flintstones,” according to Variety.
While, it has not been revealed that when the new edition will be premiered; the earlier version of the cartoon show had 150 episodes aired in a course of six seasons between 1960 to 1966 on ABC.
Chronicling the Flintstone and Rubble families’ everyday life in the prehistoric town of Bedrock, the original animated series also led to multiple spin-off television specials and movies, plus two live-action big screen films.
The show's revival news comes seven years after Seth MacFarlane's first teased plan for a Flintstones revival was rejected by the president of Fox Entertainment didn’t love the initial script.
“It’s still in the early stages. I’m finishing a rewrite on the pilot,” said MacFarlane, now 45, during an appearance at SXSW in March 2012. “We’re trying to, essentially, stay true to what that show is. There’s something cool to me about, in 2013, turning on your TV and seeing The Flintstones and having it look like The Flintstones.”