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"Flintstones" Restarts in the Works of Elizabeth Banks, Warner Bros.

The actress and producer has a contract with Warner Bros. TV in 2018.

The "modern stone age family" of Flintstone is about to become a little more modern.

Warner Bros. Animation and Brownstone Productions of Elizabeth Banks are currently developing a new version of the classic sitcom. The project is in its infancy, but is considered an adult animated series and is based on an original idea Flintstones characters.

The project has not yet an attached sales point.

The original series, broadcast between 1960 and 1966 on ABC, was the first animated series broadcast in prime time on an American network. It spawned many animated spinoffs and a pair of feature films in real action in 1994 and 2000.

Warner Bros. Animation will produce the series. Banks has a contract with Warner Bros. TV and movie studio driver was produced by the executive Patty's Autowho was in Fox this last season of development. She is also an EP on Hulu's Shrill and produces and plays in the the angels of Charlie reboot coming to theaters in November 2019.

A Flintstonesseries related to children, Yabba-Dabba Dinosuars!, also from Warner Bros. Animation, will premiere on the Boomerang animation broadcast platform in 2020. It will focus on the teen characters, Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, from the original franchise.

Seth MacFarlane tried to mount a remake of Flintstone for Fox at the beginning of the decade, the network giving him a direct command in 2011. The project was never released, however, because Fox's administrators were underestimated by the script, The Hollywood Reporter noted at the time.

The Banks and Brownstone productions are taken over by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, Relevant and Ziffren Brittenham.

Variety first reported the news.

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