Alicia Silverstone Cast In Netflix’s ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Reboot | TV News
The Baby-Sitters Club, based on author Ann M. Martin‘s YA series about a group of suburban teenage girls who run a babysitting business, already has two previous adaptations, both from the 90s. A 13-episode series for HBO, and a 1995 feature-length film. Considering many kids grew up on those adaptations in the 90s, who better to cast in Netflix’s modern reboot than one of the quintessential 90s stars?
Alicia Silverstone has been cast as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, mum of Baby-Sitters Club ringleader Kristy Thomas. Mark Feuerstein is also on board to play her love interest. Feurstein himself became a name in the early 2000s with roles in films such as What Women Want.
But Silverstone, who starred in many 90s films but most notably the classic Clueless, is the headline here. Netflix clearly understand that many millennial viewers will be tuning in with their nostalgia goggles on for the show, and Silverstone’s involvement just adds to that.
The show will include updated, modern versions of all the classic characters. The series will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Filming on the reboot has already begun in Vancouver.
GLOW showrunner Rachel Shukert is running the show while Lucia Aniello (Broad City) is serving as director and executive producer. Shukert has already proven she can balance humour and warmth with interesting narratives on GLOW, while Aniello brought a casual visual aesthetic to Broad City. Together, the two of them have every chance of making The Baby-Sitters Club into Netflix’s latest hit.