Described as a primetime animated adult comedy series, Bedrock is a project that Banks has been working on with Warner Bros. Animation since 2019 as part of her overall deal with the studio via her Brownstone Productions.
Set two decades after the original series, Bedrock continues the story of the Flintstone family, 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.
Banks will executive produce the series in addition to voicing Pebbles. Lindsay Kerns, whose past writing credits include Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls, and Trolls: The Beat Goes On, will write the script for the pilot episode.
If picked up to series, Bedrock will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Fox Entertainment. Alongside Banks, Max Mandelman will executive produce for Brownstone Productions, while Kerns and Brownstone’s Danna Shinder will co-executive produce.
The Flintstones, which will be available to stream on Fox Entertainment’s free streaming platform Tubi starting May 1st, originally ran for six seasons on ABC from 1960 to 1966. It was TV’s first-ever primetime animated series and also the first animated program to win the Emmy Award for best comedy series.
The Flintstones franchise has expanded over the years. Since the original series ended, multiple spinoffs have been released, including The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1971-1972) and The New Fred and Barney Show (1979). There have also been several TV specials, TV films, a theatrical animated feature, and two live-action movies. Back in 2011, Seth MacFarlane also developed a reboot of the original The Flintstones at Fox. That project, however, ultimately did not go forward.