Netflix’s live-action “The Babysitter’s Club” series added two more names to the cast on Tuesday morning. Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, American Woman) and Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) are the latest to join the upcoming show, which just started production in Vancouver.
In the series adaptation, Silverstone will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of Watson Brewer, played by Feuerstein. The show is based on Ann M. Martin’s best-selling book series of the same name and the show is structured as a single-camera comedy. This is a Netflix original series that will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer as they live out their adventures in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
The family-friendly adaptation comes from Walden Media and Michael De Luca, who will executive produce. Netflix previously confirmed that Rachel Shukert (GLOW) will serve as showrunner for the first season. Lucy Kitada and Naia Cucukov will serve as executive producers, and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) will serve as director and executive producer.
Netflix also stated that the series author Ann M. Martin will also produce alongside Aniello’s Paulilu Productions. The platform ordered ten episodes for the show’s first season, but we don’t have a premiere date at this time. Now that production started, we might get a teaser or trailer two over the next few weeks with a premiere date.
If you didn’t read the original series, The Baby-Sitters Club is a classic story of female friendship, entrepreneurialism, and empowerment. Originally launched as a four-book series in 1986, The Baby-Sitters Club is one of the most successful children’s book series in publishing history with over 200 books licensed in over 20 territories with more than 180 million copies in print to date.
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