Are you a Kristy, a Dawn, a Claudia or a Stacey? I have it on good authority that I’m a Stacey, after taking the Scholastic “What Babysitter Club Member Are You?” quiz. And what, pray tell, would make a 34-year-old take a Scholastic quiz about “The Baby-Sitters Club”? Only the awesome news that Netflix is rebooting BSC with 10 brand-new episodes!
“The Baby-Sitters Club” books, which have sold over 180 million copies, is finally getting the Netflix treatment, with the streaming service bringing these incredible stories of friendship, entrepreneurship and growing up to a whole new generation of girls.
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
— Queue (@netflixqueue) February 28, 2019
In the ’90s, there was a single season of a “Baby-Sitters Club” television show starring Meghan Andrews (Mallory Pike), Avriel Hillman (Kristy Thomas) and Melissa Chasse (Dawn Schaefer), as well as a 1995 movie starring Rachael Leigh Cook (Mary Anne Spier). But since then, there has been a dearth of BSC media. Luckily, Netflix is finally going to change that.
Although we do not currently know who will star in this new adaptation, we do know that the family-friendly show is being led by Walden Media and Michael De Luca, and that Ann M. Martin herself will help produce the episodes.
“I’m amazed that there are so many passionate fans of The Baby-Sitters Club after all these years, and I’m honored to continue to hear from readers — now grown, who have become writers, editors, teachers, librarians, filmmakers — who say that they see a reflection of themselves in the characters of Kristy and her friends,” says Ann M. Martin, author of “The Baby-Sitters Club,” in a Netflix release. “So I’m very excited about the forthcoming series on Netflix, which I hope will inspire a new generation of readers and leaders everywhere.”
The storylines will focus on issues facing young girls growing up in today’s world, with an emphasis on inspiring and empowering these viewers.
“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,” says Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids & Family at Netflix, in a recent release about the new series. ”
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