Long before there was a sisterhood of traveling pants or 13 reasons why, there was a club…a club of baby-sitters.
Netflix is adapting the beloved and long-running book series The Baby-Sitters Club into a modern iteration aimed at the baby-sitters of today. The 10-episode adaptation will follow the friendship and adventures of five middle school-aged friends as they start a baby-sitting business in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
The show is produced by original Baby-Sitters Club author Ann M. Martin and Rachel Shukert (GLOW) will serve as showrunner. Lucia Aniello, Lucy Kitada, Michael De Luca, Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov are all attached as executive producers.
The series of Baby-Sitters Club novels ran from 1986 through 2000 and sold 176 million copies. The novels were trailblazers in the burgeoning young adult literature scene. A 13-episode TV series adaptation previously aired in 1990 on HBO and Nickelodeon. The franchise also received a movie adaptation in 1995.
Here is everything we know about Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club.
The Baby-Sitters Club Trailer
Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for its Baby-Sitters Club series.
We also have this iconic teaser. Every generation has its calling the teaser promises. Good on those kids for setting up their own landline!
The Baby-Sitters Club Release Date
The Baby-Sitters Club is set to arrive on Netflix on Friday, July 3. All 10 half-hour episodes will be made available at that time.
The Baby-Sitters Club Cast
The titular Baby-Sitters Club will consist of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph) and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez).
Also joining the cast of the show is Alicia Silverstone as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, single mother to Kristy Thomas and love interest of Watson Brewer (Mark Feuerstein). Silverstone is no stranger to being a star in young adult entertainment, having previously been best known for her iconic role as Cher Horowitz in Clueless.
The Baby-Sitters Club Story
Netflix’s description of the series reads:
“Netflix’s new series 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. Rounding out the cast, Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein.
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 that continues to champion friendship, female empowerment and entrepreneurship was led by Rachel Shukert (GLOW) as showrunner and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) as executive producer and director.”