The adult comedy from FOX Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, set two decades after the original series, stars executive-producer Elizabeth Banks as Pebbles.
Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation’s Bedrock, the animated adult comedy series sequel to The Flintstones, is finally moving forward with a pilot after nearly two years of development. Executive producer Elizabeth Banks will star as Pebbles alongside Stephen Root as Fred, Amy Sedaris as Wilma, Nicole Byer as Betty, Joe Lo Truglio as Barney, and Manny Jacinto as Bamm-Bamm.
Bedrock catches up with the Flintstone family two decades after the original series setting, with Fred on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles embarking on her own career. 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. Lindsay Kerns (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!) has penned the pilot script.
“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,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, FOX Entertainment in 2021 when the project began development. “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.”
“The Flintstones are the first family of primetime animation,” added Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming at Warner Bros. Animation. “Elizabeth and Lindsay have a brilliant take on these characters, and FOX and Brownstone are the perfect partners to bring them back to primetime. This is going to rock (sorry).”
Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones was television’s first primetime animated series -- airing for six seasons, spanning 166 episodes – and was also the first animated program nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. This past fall, the franchise celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Max Handelman will executive produce alongside Banks through Brownstone Productions (Pitch Perfect franchise, Charlie’s Angels, Shrill). Brownstone’s Kerns and Dannah Shinder will serve as co-executive producers.