“Baby-Sitters Club” Reboot Is Coming to Netflix

March 1, 2019

A TV reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club, based on Ann M. Martin’s hit book series, is headed to Netflix. Entertainment Tonight reports that the 10-episode order will center around five teenage girls--Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer--who form a babysitting business in the fictional city of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Each episode will explore coming-of-age issues, including school, sibling rivalries, jealousy, and divorce. “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...who say that they see a reflection of themselves in the characters of Kristy and her friends,” Martin, who will be producing the new show, says in a statement. The series will be helmed by Rachel Shukert, who has been a writer on Supergirl and GLOW. Lucia Aniello, of Broad City, will executive produce.