ABC Has Officially Ordered a Live-Action Pilot of ‘The Jetsons’


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According to several sources, the beloved cartoon from the 1960’s, The Jetsons, is coming to ABC as a live-action series as a pilot has been ordered. The new series would be based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon and set 100 years in the future following the exploits of the Jetson family.

Robert Zemeckis has been set in place to executive produce along with Jack Rapke via the Compari Entertainment banner. Gary Janetti, who has written for and produced shows such as Family Guy and Will & Grace, will write and executive produce as well. Compari’s Jackie Levine is in place as the co-executive producer. According to Variety, Warner Bros. Television will produce in association with Nickelby Inc. and Compari.

“The original Jetsons animated series aired for 24 episodes on ABC from 1962-1963 in primetime as a futuristic counterpart to the pre-historic animated sitcom The Flintstones. It followed George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with their robot maid Rosie and family dog Astro. The series was later revived by Hanna-Barbera in 1985 in syndication with 41 new episodes being produced. The animated Jetsons: The Movie was released in theaters in 1990. The movie was the last original Jetsons project produced until the 2017 direct-to-DVD release The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!

There have been a number of attempts to make the series into a new film. Warner Bros., which owns the Hanna-Barbera library, is said to be developing an animated movie based on the series with Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon directing.

Sources: Slashfilm AND Variety





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