A Live-Action Remake Of “The Jetsons” Is Happening

ABC has just announced plans for a live-action adaptation of the classic cartoon The Jetsons. The Jetsons originally aired on ABC from 1962 to 1963 and then again from 1985 to 1987. After that it went into syndication ad nauseum, which is probably why I don’t remember it ever not being on.

According to Entertainment Weekly:

Based on the Hanna-Barbera characters, this updated multi-camera sitcom is set 100 years in the future and looks at America’s favorite future family through a modern filter.

Given today’s cultural climate, I’m terrified to envision America 10 years in the future, let alone 100 years in the future. Fuck, I’m scared of what’s going to happen in the next 10 minutes! Nobody wants to see my version of 2027 right now, trust. In #thesetryingtimes (I have not given up on #tooktotwitter, but figure the more #hothash I throw out there, the more likely something will finally stick), it’s a bold move. It looks like ABC is pretty sure of itself though, and is putting some well known muscle behind the remake. EW reports:

The network has given a put pilot order — meaning it’ll likely go to series or there will be penalties attached — for the project from writer Gary Janetti, who will executive produce with Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and co-executive producer Jackie Levine. Nickleby, Inc. and Compari Entertainment are attached in association with Warner Bros. Television.

They’ve got some heavy hitters there, most notably Robert Zemeckis of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to The Future fame. The Jetsons seems right in his wheelhouse. Maybe daughter Judy will be a sex bomb with enormous tits and Elroy can enjoy a semi-incestuous relationship with mother Jane. Writer Gary Janetti is best known for producing The Family Guy and Will and Grace. I never watched either of those shows with regularity, but I’m guessing a jokes write themselves? Astro has a potty mouth and George is a mincing gay stereotype who is bearded by his sassy best friend Jane? How did I do?

Hopefully the writers will be invested in making thought provoking commentary about the dangers and benefits of Artificial Intelligence and the evolution of America’s views on family structure and the sociopolitical aspects of our relationship with technology. Not just throw around lot of hacky low ball jokes about robot sex, wacky smart-kitchen disasters and cosmic puns. Actually, on second thought, that’s exactly what they should do. Or if we’re really lucky, it will be like this!

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25 Comments

  1. Berry Melon

    The Jetsons is set in 2062, why not wait a little while longer why kill us with a series that’s dead? You’d have thought they would have released a live action Jetsons film in the 90s alongside The Flintstones. What next? A live action The Simpsons movie?

  2. There’s always Jane Levy, whom I personally find more attractive and talented but I understand it’s not the popular opinion.

    http://cdn4.teen.com/wp-con

  3. Well, the good news is that it will be set in America in the future, so no Muslims thank God… Oh, c’mon, lighten up! It’s an old Star Trek joke!

  4. Money laundering not canoeing

  5. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE!!!!

  6. BonnietheShihTzu

    Excellent! That storyline gives the series longevity. When we need to buy another couple of seasons, we can bring in a young incorrigible kid. Nothing really caps a series like the sudden arrival of a new kid once the other kids age out.

  7. Upside-down Flower

    Mr. Spacely’s exploding ears have just adjudicated this horrible idea!!!!

    FINAL DECISION!!!! NO APPEAL!!!!!!!!!

  8. Upside-down Flower

    There is no need to think before saying ABSOLUTELY NOOOOOOOOOOOOO to this brain dead idea!!!!!!

  9. Upside-down Flower

    Then that will be a whole different show.

    Hey, that gave me an idea. Betty White moves to Las Vegas and either opens or inherits (maybe with a sassy intelligent partner to help her with updating the sad lack luster business) an off the strip “ladies club” with NON gay male entertainment burlesque style show. Far from the creepiness that ‘Chippendales Dancers’ have given me…….always. I don’t find gay male “strippers” appealing since I’m neither male or gay.

  10. Upside-down Flower

    Goden Girls? I’m surprised that hasn’t been in the works since Betty White is still alive, kickin’ life and functioning.

  11. Upside-down Flower

    I don’t think we have to wait even that long.

    20? 25? Maybe that’s why crap seems to be getting fast racked without any proof reading and thought before letting out for all to disprove. Or approve for mediocre idiots who don’t have working brain cells.

  12. Upside-down Flower

    Fast ca$$$$$$h, blockbusters, music hits that will sustain time and tastes.

    QUALITY and HARD WORK mean nothing anymore.

    Everyone (mostly it seems) wants fast cash (millions and billions of dollars) for little work and faster success that last a long time. It doesn’t even matter if the quality is shit as long as large profits keep on coming.

  13. Upside-down Flower

    Uh, that sound like a teen version of ‘Deliverance’.

  14. Upside-down Flower

    Then after the girls graduate and pretend to go to college she starts a bakery business, then decides, no, maybe a gift shop is better. And all the girls live in the attic and never leave.

    Oh, you need to add a rebel (with a heart of gold after her many run ins with the law) to balance out the sweetness.

  15. Upside-down Flower

    Here’s an original idea and the ideas are endless.

    How about a “bio-pic” about Bawbawa Waaaaahwaaaaaah? She’s like a blessing for Hollywood movie writers. Think of all the fun they could have with that story line. Not much embellishment either. She’s like a walking (is she still alive? I bet she’s hooked up to an I.V. or feeding tube full of booze 24/7.).

    They could do comedy, slapstick, dark/drama comedy, horror. There’s tons of ideas.

  16. Upside-down Flower

    They are called ” the unemployed”.

  17. Upside-down Flower

    Did no one learn anything from the “live” Flinstones disaster?

    What’s wrong with ruining shit that’s already horrible? THERE’S ALWAYS A NEVER ENDING LIST.

  18. Upside-down Flower

    Wow! Is there a new “anti-aging” product out there?

    I’ve never seen a living human being look so embalmed.

    Her clapping is dead compared to Nicole Kidman. Actually, compared to the above woman (PHONEY!), Nicole looks quite lively.

  19. Upside-down Flower

    Perfect!

  20. Upside-down Flower

    Only if she’s robot maid that broke down and is now in the Spacely scrap heap ready for transport to a far away distant junk planet for smelting.

    How about the treadmill George gets stuck on in the opening?

  21. Upside-down Flower

    I hope it’s a disaster and loses tons of money before it begins.

    I’m officially boycotting Hollywood shit and only watching anything pre 1987.

  22. Upside-down Flower

    NEVER!

  23. KEVIN JAMES SHOULD DIE IN A FIRE,

  24. BLAKE LIVELY!!!
    j/k, she jus SO basic…

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