Netflix has announced a reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club with a 10-episode television adaption, based on Ann M. Martin’s beloved best-selling book franchise.
It’s been over 30 years since the legendary author released ‘Kristy’s Great Idea’, the first book in the series that spawned a generation of responsible teenage book-keepers.
The original characters, best-friends Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafe, are all set to feature. But the actors who will be given the honour of playing them is still unknown.
If you need a quick recap of the storyline, not to worry.
The above five characters – who are BFFs to beat all BFFs – establish their own business of a local babysitting service at the ripe age of 13. The series follows the girls as they navigate the complex life of being a teenager in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
Thanks to The Baby-Sitters Club, we laughed, we cried, and we all thought babysitting was a totally normal thing to do at 13. And, it was likely the beginning of millenials’ overuse of the word ‘entrepreneur’.
It was one of everyone’s favourites and the news of a reboot has every 90’s kid excited.
Get ready to be reunited with The Baby-Sitters Club — a.k.a Kristy, Mary-Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn! #Glow & #Supergirl alum Rachel Shukert will serve as showrunner on our new 10-episode, live-action series w/ @LuciaAniello (#BroadCity #RoughNight) directing pic.twitter.com/enazf3O7PG
— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) February 28, 2019
“The themes of The Baby-Sitters Club still resonate 30 years after the original book series was released and there has never been a more opportune time to tell an aspirational story about empowering young female entrepreneurs,” said Melissa Cobb, Netflix vice president of content for kids and families, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Together with Ann M. Martin and the team at Walden Media, our ambition is to contemporise the storylines and adventures of this iconic group of girlfriends to reflect modern-day issues.”
A film based on the books, which sold over 180 million copies, was released in 1995, featuring Rachel Leigh Cook and Bre Blair, although it wasn’t exactly a hit with the box-office.
Details on an airdate are yet to be announced.