If you loved Ann M. Martin’s best-selling book series The Baby-Sitters Club, you’ve come to the right place.
Netflix just announced that it’s adapting the novels for the small screen. The streaming service is developing a ten-episode TV show based on the babysitting adventures of five best friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
“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,” Martin said in a statement. “So, I’m very excited about the forthcoming series on Netflix, which I hope will inspire a new generation of readers and leaders everywhere.”
This isn’t the first time The Baby-Sitters Club has been brought to life. In 1990, there was a 13-episode TV series that aired on HBO, followed by a movie in 1995, which starred Rachel Leigh Cook (Mary Anne), Schuyler Fisk (Kristy), Bre Blair (Stacey) and Tricia Joe (Claudia).
According to Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family at Netflix, the revival couldn’t come at a better time.
“The themes of The Baby-Sitters Club still resonate 30 years after the original book series was released and there has never been a more opportune time to tell an aspirational story about empowering young female entrepreneurs,” she said. “Together with Ann M. Martin and the team at Walden Media, our ambition is to contemporize the story lines and adventures of this iconic group of girlfriends to reflect modern-day issues.”
Guess we have an excuse to break out our scrunchies after all.