Yabba Dabba Doo. “Flintstones” is getting a reboot!
Warner Bros. Animation, with Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions, is working together to bring back the modern Stone Age family. The project is in the early stages of development, according to Variety, and is described as a primetime animated adult comedy series based on an original idea featuring characters from “The Flintstones.”
There currently isn’t a network attached to the reboot, but Deadline believes HBO Max would be a “logical” place for the new series to call home. HBO Max is the new Warner Bros. streaming service coming in 2020 and will host the animation studio’s upcoming “Gremlins” prequel.
While the new “Flintstones” show has yet to set a premiere date, the original animated series aired from 1960 until 1966 for six seasons on ABC with a total of 166 episodes. It followed the lives of the Flintstone and Rubble families in the prehistoric town of Bedrock. The original series led to multiple spinoffs, including the 1994 live-action movie of the same name.
News of the “Flintstones” reboot comes on the heels of Warner Bros. announcing its new series “Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!” The children’s animated show, set to premiere next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will follow the adventures of the Flintstone and Rubble children, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.