“Say Hello to Your Friends!” — Netflix Is Rebooting The ‘Baby-Sitter’s Club’

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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.

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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:

Others are warning Netflix not to mess it up:

The upcoming live-action dramedy doesn’t yet have a release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.