Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club.
Based on the beloved book series from Ann M. Martin, with Rachel Shukert (GLOW) developing for television, The Baby-Sitters Club follows the friendships 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 they start their babysitting business and all while navigating middle school and growing up. Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) are set to play Kristy’s parents Elizabeth and Watson, respectively.
This will be the second series adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club, which was spawned a 13-episode HBO series in 1990 that was eventually syndicated on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. The property was also adapted into a 1995 movie starring the likes of Schuyler Fisk, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Larisa Oleynik.
Several of the episodes in season one share titles with novels in Martin’s series, which could indicate some of the stories in the 10-episode season. Among them are “Kristy’s Great Idea” (about the formation of the BSC); “Dawn and the Impossible Three” (about Dawn babysitting three wild children of a recent divorce); “Claudia and Mean Janine” (about the issues Claudia has with her sister Janine, even after their grandmother’s stroke); and “Mary Anne Saves the Day” (about a BSC fight that shy, sensitive Mary Anne has to patch up).
The Baby-Sitters Club is set to premiere Friday, July 3rd on Netflix.