The on-screen adaptation of Baby-Sitters Club is coming to Netflix and 90s babe Alicia Silverstone is officially announced to star in it.
The original book series of the same name was published back in 1986 and authored by Ann M. Martin. Since the first book’s debut, Martin has had a total of 35 books published from the series as it became extremely popular amongst young readers. The series has sold over 180 million copies globally. The series focuses on five teenage protagonists Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill and Dawn Schafer who have a knack for entrepreneurship. In the stories, the characters deal with the struggles of adolescence such as divorcing parents and falling ill.
Streaming giant Netflix announced the forthcoming drama/comedy earlier this year but has not announced the cast for the adaptation until now. Production has already started for the first 10-episode series and insiders from The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein are part of the project. Silverstone, known for her iconic role as Cher in Clueless, will reportedly take on the role of Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer. Thomas-Brewer is a mother to one of the leading characters, Kristy Thomas.
Acting opposite Silverstone is Feuerstein who will play her love interest, Watson Brewer. Netflix has not given a release date for the project.
This is the second attempt to adapt the books series for on-screen viewing. HBO took a turn in adapting The Baby-Sitters Club into a series back in 1990 but it only lasted one season.
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