Netflix has announced that their upcoming live-action series “The Baby-Sitters Club” will launch globally on July 3rd. Alicia Silverstone (“Clueless”, “American Woman”) will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”). You can see a short teaser for the series below.
Based on Ann M. Martin’s best-selling book series, “The Baby-Sitters Club” is a contemporary original series that will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends -Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer – in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
The 10-episode series will see the return of five best friends: Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer.
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. So I’m very excited about the forthcoming series on Netflix, which I hope will inspire a new generation of readers and leaders everywhere.
– Ann M. Martin, author of The Baby-Sitters Club