Netflix is bringing back 'The Baby-Sitters Club' and Alicia Silverstone is starring
I think of the 1990's fondly, though I wasn't alive for much of it. When I dream of the world 30 years ago, I see flannel shirts, Nirvana, and Bill Clinton. And not to mention The Baby-Sitters Club. If you forgot about the series, you might want a refresher, as Netflix just announced that they are creating a new television series inspired by the 90's cult classic.
The popularity of these kid watchers started in 1986 with the eponymous book series. Between then and 2000, more than 200 novels were written. And in 1995, they made a movie based on the famous series.
There was also a 13-episode television series in 1990, and this is the one Netflix wants to remake. We don't know when it will hit the streaming platform, but we do know that there will be 10 episodes. Unless, of course, the cult following demands more, which, I'm not doubting, honestly.
The new take on the series will follow the storyline that's been around for the past 33 years. It will centre around a group of friends as they start their own babysitting service in their town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. This handful of girls, who range from 10 to 13-years-old in age, navigate being young business partners, while struggling with family issues, such as divorce, moving and illness.
As for the cast, the only clue we've got is that Alicia Silverstone - who you might know from Clueless - will play Kristy Thomas' mother. Watson Brewer, Alicia's love interest, will be played by Mark Feuerstein.
Well, we'll just have to wait and see if this upcoming series inspires as much of a fan following as the past iterations...