We’re heading back to the future. ABC has ordered a live-action reboot of the classic animated series The Jetsons.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the pilot will be written by Family Guy and Will & Grace scribe Gary Janetti. The new Jetsons is “described as based on the original animated series” and “set 100 years in the future.” It “revolves around America’s favorite future family — told through a modern filter.”
Can the show really be set a century in the future while being told through a modern filter?
And while The Jetsons are a beloved family, it might be a bit jarring to see these characters in live-action form. Did it have to be live-action? And what the hell are they gonna do about Astro, the family dog?
If the live-action TV series isn’t your cup of tea, you can continue to hold out hope for an animated movie, which was reportedly in development at WB two years ago.