Friday, March 10, 2023

Development News - FOX Orders Pilot Presentation for 'Flintstones' Sequel Starring Elizabeth Banks; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - March 10, 2023

ABC's Drop-Off & Untitled Drew Goddard; and FOX's Bedrock.

  • DROP-OFF (Comedy, Single Camera) - Based on the British series Motherland, which ran for three seasons from 2016-22. Starring Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Karan Soni (Miracle Workers). Written by Julieanne Smolinski. Directed by Michael Showalter. Executive produced by Smolinski, Showalter, Kemper, Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Stacy Greenberg, Kira Carstensen, Paul Feig, Dan Magnante, Holly Walsh and Helen Serafinowicz. Produced by ABC Signature, Lionsgate Television, Merman Television and Feigco Entertainment. Logline: Julia (Kemper) is a working mom for whom nothing is working so she goes looking for her village. With the help of new friends Calvin (Soni) and Liz, Julia discovers she just might succeed at balancing work and parenting from time to time.
  • BEDROCK (Comedy, Animated) - Starring Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect), Stephen Root (Barry), Amy Sedaris (The Mandalorian), Nicole Byer (Grand Crew), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Manny Jacinto (The Good Place). Written by Lindsay Kerns and Lon Zimmet. Executive produced by Zimmet, Banks, Max Handelman and Sam Register. Co-executive produced by Kerns. Produced by Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Brownstone Productions. Logline: Catching up with the Flintstone family two decades later, Fred (Root) is on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles (Banks) embarks on her own career. As the Stone Age gives way to a shiny and enlightened new Bronze Age, the residents of Bedrock will find this evolution harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm's (Jacinto) club. Sedaris will voice Wilma, with Byer as Betty, Truglio as Barney.
  • Amirah J will co-star on the drama pilot starring Kaitlin Olson and Daniel Sunjata. She previously recurred on Showtime's Shameless.
  • She will play Ava.