The 1960’s cartoon that took a look at a bright technology filled future for humanity is finding new life in our technology filled modern world. ABC has ordered a live-action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera classic animated series The Jetsons, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Set 100 years in our future, the multi-camera series will take a new look at the Jetson family. Because it’s being made with a modern filter it’s likely that the new series won’t be as fully optimistic about the future as the original series, with current day issues probably being magnified and adapted in a new way.
This new interest in the cartoon that debuted in 1962 before being revived in 1984 is quite interesting, as DC Comics recently took their own look at modernizing the characters and concepts of the old show. The back-up story, which reportedly is leading to a new miniseries, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Pier Brito imagined a world where things like a person’s brain patterns could be transferred over to a robot to give them a second/eternal life.
According to the report the network gave a put pilot order for the series which means that the show needs to be ordered to series or there will be attached penalties.