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Seth McFarlane Talks Flinstones Reboot: 'It's Happening'

| Filed under: TV NewsMark WahlbergSXSW

Yabba Dabba DOo

It's happening! It's happening!

We heard rumors about Seth McFarlane rebooting The Flinstones and now, according to the Family Guy creator:

"It's happening."

While talking to a South By Southwest Festival crowd about his Mark Wahlberg movie Ted, he revealed:

"It's still in the early stages — I'm finishing a rewrite on the pilot. We're trying to, essentially, stay true to what that show is. There's something cool to me about, in 2013, turning on your TV and seeing 'The Flintstones' and having it look like 'The Flintstones.' There's really not a lot about that show — other than the references to 1960s America, which really come through in the writing more than the visual — that needs to be changed visually and stylistically. They invented the template that we're using in animation. We kinda want to keep it, more or less, the same. The stories that we tell will be a little more current."

As far as the jokes go, don't expect it to cross into TV-MA territory, as McFarlane continued:

"It's a balance. We're kind of shooting for the level of edge in mid-'90s 'Simpsons.' You're not going to see abortion jokes."

LOLz! That's good.

Are U excited that Seth McFarlane is going to reboot The Flinstones or should they have just left the classic cartoon alone?

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