“The Jetsons” Live-Action Sitcom Lands at ABC


ABC and Warner Bros. are officially developing a live-action series of The Jetsons, the futuristic cartoon sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera that aired from 1962 to 1963, and from 1985 to 1987.

According to Variety, the reboot will be set 100 years in the future. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke will executive produce through their Compari Entertainment banner. Gary Janetti, who has written and produced TV shows like Family Guy and Will & Grace, will write and executive produce. Jackie Levine of Compari will serve as a co-executive producer.

The Jetsons follows the story of George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with their robot maid Rosie and family dog Astro living in a futuristic world with complex robotic machines, aliens, holograms, and fanciful inventions. The animated Jetsons: The Movie was released in theaters in 1990. The film was the last original Jetsons project produced until 2017 direct-to-DVD release The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!

Over the years, there have been several attempts to adapt the sitcom into a film, with Robert Rodriguez in talks at one point to direct. Warner Bros., which owns the Hanna-Barbera library, is currently creating an animated movie based on the series with Conrad Vernon to direct.