'The Baby-Sitters Club' Reboot: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix comedy-drama series
The modern adaptation of the contemporary dramedy continues to champion friendship, female empowerment, and entrepreneurship and will tackle themes around divorce, racism and belonging
Last year, Netflix announced that it would bring Ann M Martin's 'Baby-Sitters Club' books to life with a new series that made '80s and '90s kids quite happy. This is not the first time the books have been adapted on screen, as most will remember there was a 1990 series and a film in 1995. This time, fans are to get a modern twist on a very beloved story for many that grew up with Martin's books. Here is all we know of the streamer's upcoming reboot of 'The Baby-Sitters Club'
Season 1 of 'The Baby-Sitters Club' premieres on July 3, 2020 with 10 episodes.
The official synopsis reads, "The Baby-Sitters Club’ is based on the best-selling, beloved book series that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Ann M Martin, the series author, and show producer conceived the idea of these inspiring young girls with different backgrounds, personalities, and opinions that were brought together by a business venture they created and bonded through the friendships they forged. The adaptation of the contemporary dramedy continues to champion friendship, female empowerment, and entrepreneurship.”
Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas
Grace is an American actress from Philadelphia and is known for her roles as Kaitlyn in 'Terror in the Woods' (2018), Hadley in 'Business as Unusual' (2018) and herself in 'The Over-the-Hill Grand Prix' (2018)
Malia Baker as Mary Ann Spier
Baker is recognized for her role in ABC's 'A Million Little Things' (2019), as Alice Bolen in CW's 'The Flash' (2019), Malia Weir in Hallmark's TV movie 'Hope at Christmas' (2018) and Young Anna in 'The Twilight Zone' (2019).
Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi
Most may remember young Tamada from her roles as Young Laura Jean in 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' (2020) but her other works include her roles in 'The Boys' (2019), 'Gabby Duran & The Unsittables' (2020), her role as in Kazu's Great-Granddaughter in 'The Terror' (2019), and as Erica in 'The Main Event' (2020).
Other cast members include Shay Rudolph as Stacey McGill, Xochitl Gomez as Dawn Schafer, Alicia Silverstone as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, Mark Feuerstein as Watson Brewer, Anais Lee as Jessi Ramsey and Vivian Watson as Mallory Pike.
Rachel Shukert serves as writer and showrunner, Lucia Aniello serves as executive producer and director and series author Ann M Martin also serves as producer. Other executive producers include Naia Cucukov, Michael De Luca, and Lucy Winn Kitada.
This reboot will also dive into more modern issues that young girls face today. ' The Baby-Sitters Club' will tackle themes around divorce, racism, and belonging.
Where to watch
Catch Season 1 of 'The Baby-Sitters Club' on July 3, 2020, on Netflix.
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