A “Jetsons” live-action series has scored a put pilot order at ABC, Variety has learned.
Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the series would be a multi-cam sitcom set 100 years in the future that follows the exploits of the Jetson family.Robert Zemeckis
will executive produce along with Jack Rapke
via their Compari Entertainment banner. Gary Janetti
, who has written for and produced shows like “Family Guy
” and “Will & Grace,” will write and executive produce. Compari’s Jackie Levine
will serve as a co-executive producer. 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