Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane is set to continue his animation domination at FOX. It has been reported that executives at the network have green-lit MacFarlane’s upcoming reboot of the classic animated franchise The Flintstones. The decision is a product of years of negotiations between Twentieth Century Fox Television and Warner Brothers Television, who owned the rights to the series after acquiring animation titan Hanna-Barbera.
Questions from Warner Brothers have kept MacFarlane‘s dream of a reboot in limbo; namely, how will a reboot of such a classic series be handled, given MacFarlane‘s raunchy and often risque humor in Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show? Regarding the structure and appearance of the reboot, MacFarlane is quoted as saying, “…The characters will look the same but the only thing that will change is the stories….What’s the [prehistoric] version of an Ipod?”
In the announcement at the networks annual presentation, executives announced that the show is eyeing a 2013 launch. Kara Vallow (Family Guy) and Dan Palladino (Gilmore Girls) are also attached to produce the project.
(Source: Latino Review)