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Warner Bros. Developing Live-Action Jetsons Series with Zemeckis

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Warner Bros. Developing Live-Action Jetsons Series with Zemeckis

George, Jane, Judy and Elroy are about to make the jump from animation to live-action. TVLine reports that Warner Bros. is in the process of developing a live-action adaptation of The Jetsons, a popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon from the 1960s. Back to the Future‘s Robert Zemeckis is on board to executive produce the project alongside Family Guy EP Gary Ganetti, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine.

The Jetsons ran from 1962 to 1963 but still reached cultural ubiquity with its futuristic vision of the otherwise typical American family. The show was set in 2062, so there’s still several more decades left to achieve the sky-bound lifestyle it presented. Like its animated counterpart, this new live-action series would take place 100 years from today’s date, so in approximately 3018.

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Warner Bros. is also in the process of developing an animated feature film based on The Jetsons. Sausage Party‘s Conrad Vernon has been tapped to direct. The script is being written by Matt Lieberman, who is also writing the Scooby- Doo animated reboot. A reboot of the Hanna-Barbera classic has long been in development, though there was no update on the project’s progress until this past May.

The live-action Jetsons remake does not yet have a release date.

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