Calling all '80s kids! The Baby-Sitter's Club is now a Netflix series, and we can't help but feel nostalgic!
If the familiar book cover isn't a total giveaway, the streaming site's newest dramedy is based on the iconic long-running book series by Ann M. Martin. First published in 1986, the series trailed the lives of five bestfriends from varying backgrounds, namely Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, and Dawn, as they established their baby-sitting business in the fictional suburban town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Fans of the original books can expect its 2020 TV series to stay faithful to the novel's main themes. As per Netflix in a statement, "the adaptation of the contemporary dramedy continues to champion friendship, female empowerment, and entrepreneurship."
The series' fresh young faces include Sophie Grace, Malia Baker, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, and Xochiti Gomez. Joining the cast is veteran actress Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin) as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, a.k.a. Kristy's determined single-mother.
Watch the full trailer below.
All 10 episodes of The Baby-Sitter's Club is set to drop on Netflix this July 3, 2020.
A 13-episode TV adaptation of the novel was first produced for HBO and Nickelodeon back in 1990. Meanwhile, it also spawned a movie version at the height of its popularity in 1995.