The Baby-Sitters Club is coming back with a new series from Netflix.
In a press release, Netflix announced that Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer will be coming back to the screen in a series based on the best-selling book series The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin.
“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, vice president of Kids & Family at Netflix. “Together with Ann M. Martin and the team at Walden Media, our ambition is to contemporize the storylines and adventures of this iconic group of girlfriends to reflect modern-day issues.”
The Baby-Sitters Club is a contemporary live action original series that will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. The family friendly series has a 10 episode order for episodes that will continue the Baby-Sitters Club themes of friendship, entrepreneurship, and empowerment for young girls.
“For generations, young people have been captivated and inspired by the enterprising young women of The Baby-Sitters Club,” said Frank Smith, president and CEO of Walden Media. “Bringing this iconic series to life comes at a pivotal moment in Walden’s expansion into scripted televised content. We are honored to be part of this special collaboration with Ann M. Martin, Netflix, and Michael De Luca.”
Alicia Silverstone has signed on for the role of Kristy’s mother, with Mark Feuerstein in the role of Silverstone’s love interest.