Warner Bros. Animation has partnered up with Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions to reboot the Hanna-Barbera animated classic, The Flintstones
This time, the animated series will be given the adult comedy treatment for primetime TV. Closely based on the original idea, the project will feature the original characters from the family series. The project is reportedly in the earliest stages of development.
The Flintstones aired from 1960 to 1966 as it became a pop culture success that spawned a live-action movie franchise and chewable vitamins that taste exactly like nostalgia.
No network has been announced to distribute the upcoming reboot. However, it only makes sense to release the reboot in WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming platform, HBO Max. Among the projects that will fall under HBO max is Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming Gremlins prequel series. WBA’s most recent reboot is the upcoming Animaniacs that will be available for streaming on Hulu.
The reboot said reboot will mark Warner Bros. second attempt at reviving the cartoon classic. It was announced for a return eight years ago when Fox planned a reboot with Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane who was to co-write and executive produce with Dan Palladino and Kara Vallow.
The project didn’t materialize due to MacFarlane’s busy schedule.
A spinoff series for young audiences by Warner Bros. Animation, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!, was ordered by Boomerang SVOD. Production halted earlier this after completing just a single season out of the two-season order.
As for Elizabeth Banks’ involvement, it is reportedly on the backing side of things. The actress, director, and producer is currently at work promoting the remake of Charlie’s Angels.
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