Netflix is rebooting a ’90s favourite
ARE you ready to flash back to a time of scrunchies, denim overalls and precocious kids acting way beyond their age?
The latest childhood favourite to get the reboot treatment is The Baby-Sitters Club, which is coming back as a 10-episode series on Netflix.
The books were a staple for kids growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, following the adventures of a group of young teen girls running their own babysitting service in a Connecticut town.
The new series will be centre on the same characters - Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and Dawn - in a modern-day update.
Apparently 2019 parents still trust 13-year-olds to look after their kids? Sure.
The books were created by Ann M. Martin and were originally printed from 1986 to 2000, numbering more than 300 books, plus spin-off series like the Little Sister books. The books reportedly sold over 175 million copies.
The titles had already been adapted into a short-lived series in 1990, before a 1995 feature film which starred Larisa Oleynik, Rachael Leigh Cook and Austin O'Brien.
Martin said in a statement, according to Vice: "I'm amazed that there are so many passionate fans of The Baby-Sitters Club after all these years.
"I'm honoured 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."
Netflix said it sees The Baby-Sitters Club as an opportunity to tell an "aspirational story about empowering young female entrepreneurs".
The Baby-Sitters Club follows other recent nostalgia-tinged reboots or revivals of youth titles including Full House, Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Roswell and a Nancy Drew series currently in the works.
Now, if someone could get cracking on that reboot of Sweet Valley High, that would be swell.
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