Flintstones new project in development

Will this new take on a classic comedy get off the ground?

In this age of reboots and revivals a new Flintstones is in development in the US by Warner Bros. Animation.

The project is described as a primetime comedy series based on an original idea featuring characters from The Flintstones.

The Flintstones originally ran for six seasons and over 150 episodes on ABC between 1960 and 1966.

Various specials, compilations and spin-offs have seen the light of day including The New Fred and Barney Show, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, The Flintstone Kids, Fred Flintstone and Friends, A Flintstone Family Christmas, The Flintstone Comedy Show.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was also planning one in 2011 which did not eventuate.

No network is yet attached to the project.

Source: Variety

12 Responses

  1. Anyone been reading the EPG synopsis for Mad as Hell? This season is a twisted version of The Flintstones. Last week, an “associate” of Fred’s gets Barney a job in “waste management” and his (Barney’s) first job is to kill Fred.

    Seriously, I hope this is good. Hopefully, those who are behind this can learn a thing or two from Mad as Hell.

  2. Somethings shouldn’t be rebooted. A classic animation like this won’t work today. If you re-watch the old episodes it is not PC. the Wives are stay at home mums, The men go to work and earn the money.
    There are issues now with episodes from the Simpsons that aired 30 years ago offending the new generation watching it, Imagine how show that is nearly 60 years old and aired during a very different time period will come across. I can’t see it working. Leave the classics alone.

    1. Aren’t traditional stable families just the worst?

      Seriously though, The Simpsons has had more or less the same family dynamic as The Flintstones since its inception. Marge has never held a job that ran longer than the course of a single episode in the last 30 years. Are people so deranged that the idea of a devoted and involved mother is offensive?

      I don’t understand why people generally would find the classics offensive (certain irreverent moments notwithstanding), though I can see why certain regressive “progressives” may take exception to certain things from the series’ long history. Why do we keep indulging the noisy minority who wish to dictate our sensibilities?

    1. from looking at that link, i hope they don’t! There are some things from my childhood that should remain sacred, Burton’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory remake was bad enough!

    1. Agro and Ann-Marie, they were the mornings I used to love getting up early for Along with The Flintstones and He-man and even Wacky Races, they were the good old days. I wonder if David could do a where are the now article or Friday Flashback. This and the Early Bird Show on Ten were my favourites as a kid

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