The Baby-Sitter's Club Is Hitting Netflix In Series That'll Hit You In The Feels

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1995 never looked so swanky.

If you were a young gal or tween in the 80s and 90s, chances are you read The Baby-Sitters Club books.

And by 'read' we mean, 'became wholly obsessed by'.

The bestselling series, created by Ann M. Martin, featured books upon books about BFFs - Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey and Dawn. They babysat neighbour kids and talked about boys - it was a wild time.

Now, a whole new generation of kids (plus us OG readers but with more bills/adult acne) will get to know the series with Netflix annoucncing a reboot of the series with ten eps.

Lauded as family-friendly but with a modern spin, the franchise will tackle issues like "Divorce, racism and belonging".

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."

Author Ann M. Martin has also released a wildly enthusiastic response to the whole thing:

"I'm amazed that there are so many passionate fans of The Baby-Sitters Club after all these years, and 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. So I'm very excited about the forthcoming series on Netflix, which I hope will inspire a new generation of readers and leaders everywhere.”

Image: Netflix

Written By Ally Parker