It’s been two years since Fox announced it was developing Bedrock, a primetime adult animated Flintstones reboot with Cocaine Bear director Elizabeth Banks shepherding the project as executive producer. Now, the network has ordered a pilot presentation for the project.
In addition to the news of the commission, the show’s voice cast was announced and includes Stephen Root as Fred, Amy Sedaris as Wilma, Nicole Byer as Betty, Joe Lo Truglio as Barney, and Manny Jacinto as Bamm-Bamm. When the project was first announced it was revealed that in addition to producing, Banks will voice Pebbles.
According to a Deadline report, the series picks up two decades after the events of the original series, with Fred nearing retirement as a grown-up Pebbles starts looking for a career of her own. Bigger changes are afoot as well, as the Stone Age begins to give way to the Bronze Age, creating an uncomfortable situation for the series’ aging protagonists.