Netflix places an order for a 10-part reboot of 'The Baby-Sitters Club.'
Today Netflix announced that they are getting behind a reboot of the ever-popular ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ books.
According to a statement from Netflix, the new reboot will be a 10-part contemporary live-action series, centered around the babysitting adventures of the five best pre-teen girlfriends from Stoneybrook, CT.
Netflix will keep the 10-part series family friendly, and will “contemporize the storylines and adventures of this iconic group of girlfriends to reflect modern-day issues,” according to Netflix Kids & Family VP, Melissa Cobb.
BSC has developed a cult-like following over the years, with the book series selling close to 200 million copies.
The first book in the beloved ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ series by Ann M. Martin was published in 1986 and the book series later adapted to TV in a 1990 HBO series.
In a press release provided by Netflix, original ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ author Ann M. Martin had this to say about the news:
“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. So I’m very excited about the forthcoming series on Netflix, which I hope will inspire a new generation of readers and leaders everywhere,”
Melissa Cobb, VP of Kids & Family at Netflix, is excited about rebooting the series to a new audience. She feels as if it’s a great time to “tell an aspirational story about empowering young female entrepreneurs.”
Lifelong fans of ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ are already reacting to the news.
While some are excited to see a contemporary version of one of their childhood faves:
Okay, forget the JoBros, Netflix is bringing back The Babysitter’s Club as a show. What a time to be alive pic.twitter.com/57HFeEWWdB
— Sa’iyda Shabazz 👑 (@xoxSai) February 28, 2019
Others are warning Netflix not to mess it up:
Look, if Netflix ruins the Babysitter’s Club like they did the Archie comics, I swear I will….probably do nothing and continue to pay for their service monthly, BUT I WILL NOT BE HAPPY ABOUT IT.
— Kristi Colleen (@KristiColleen) February 28, 2019
The upcoming live-action dramedy doesn’t yet have a release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.