When I was a kid, I LOVED to read - you could put a book in my hands and I would be content for hours. Now that I'm an adult, I find I have much less time to flip through books, but I do often find myself feeling nostalgic for my childhood days. Many of us read the iconic series The Baby-Sitters Club when we were younger. Although you probably haven't picked up one of the novels in years, we've got good news - Netflix has announced a reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club.
The adaption was announced this morning, with the news that series will be family-friendly, and consist of 10-episodes based on the classic books by Ann M. Martin. It's been said that the episodes will tackle issues like "divorce, racism, and belonging." Although the series is family-oriented, Melissa Cobb, VP of Netflix Kids and Family feels that it will be enjoyed by all audiences:
"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. Together with Ann M. Martin and the team at Walden Media, our ambition is to contemporize the storylines and adventures of this iconic group of girlfriends to reflect modern-day issues."
The book series has been previously adapted for television, back in 1990 on HBO. It ran for one season, with a total of 13 episodes. Casting, a trailer, and a release date have yet to be released, but one thing's for sure - we can't wait to head back to the club.