It’s been 53 years since Fred, Wilma, and company left the world’s living rooms, but it looks like the Stone Age might be ready for an Information Age remix.
Actor and producer Elizabeth Banks is teaming up with Warner Bros. animation to develop an animated adult comedy series inspired by the original show, according to Variety.
The original Flintstones ran for six seasons on ABC between 1960 and 1966, but it’s had a long-lasting cultural impact, spawning everything from theme parks to breakfast cereal.
This latest chapter is hardly the first attempt at a remake. There was the relatively forgettable live action version starring John Goodman in 1994, and then the extremely forgettable sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, that graced the silver screen in 2000, not to mention short-lived TV series’ “The New Fred and Barney Show” and “The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.”
In recent years, Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane was set to write an animated spin-off series in 2012, but by the time Fox Entertainment gave the green light, Macfarlane had moved on to other opportunities, and the project was cancelled.
Here’s hoping that Banks and team are able to bring The Flintstones back to primetime, and don’t totally miss the boat. Or, rather, the rock-and-wood car that the family was somehow able to create in their version of the Stone Age.