Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks are Developing New ‘Flinstones’ Series

Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks’ production company Brownstone Productions are joining together for a new Flintstones series, according to Variety.

The project is only in its early development but is described as an animated adult comedy series based on an original idea that features characters from The Flintstones. The series will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation and no network has been attached as of yet.

The original animated The Flintstones series ran for six seasons and over 150 episodes on ABC between 1960 and 1966. The series was centered around a Stone Age family, Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, and pet Dino, and the misadventures that the family endured. The Flintstones’ neighbors, the Rubbles, Fred’s best friend Barney, Wilma’s best friend Betty, and their son, Bamm-Bamm, were also prominent characters.

There have been many attempts at new versions of the show, including many short-lived animated series like The New Fred and Barney Show and The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. There have also been a few TV specials as well as two live-action films, but none of the projects achieved the same success as the original series.

Banks and Brownstone recently re-signed their overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. Banks has started to become more active as a producer in recent years, setting up multiple projects and pilots across many of the major broadcast networks as well as cable channels and streaming platforms. Banks is currently developing a series adaptation of the podcast Over My Dead Body and is preparing to release a new film version of Charlie’s Angels, which she wrote, directed, executive produced and starred in. She will also appear in the upcoming FX drama series Mrs. America.

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