The Jetsons Is Heading to ABC as a Live-Action Sitcom
Ready to go back to the future?
The rumors of a return to The Jetsons are true! ABC and Warner Bros are officially developing a live-action sitcom version of The Jetsons, the futuristic cartoon series that ran from 1962 to 1963, and then again from 1985 to 1987.
The multi-cam reboot will be set in 3018, similarly to how the original series was set 100 years in the future in 2062, and will be run by Gary Janetti, with Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive producing.
If the idea of this show doesn’t sound fun to you yet, consider the fact that Zemeckis wrote Back to the Future, and that Janetti’s credits include Will & Grace, Family Guy, and the Ian McKellen-starring multi-cam show Vicious.
Basically what we’re saying is that we will definitely watch this.
“Based on the classic cartoon, this multi-camera sitcom set 100 years in the future looks at America’s favorite future family through a modern filter,” reads the official logline.
No cast has been announced yet, so we’re here to help with populating the new Orbit City. Here’s our dream cast, simply based on the appearances of the characters from the original series!
Does this sound like the future you want to see? Sound off in the comments!
This post was originally published as speculation on June 29.