Millennials, rejoice – The Baby-Sitters Club is getting a TV adaptation.
If you grew up in the late Eighties or Nineties, chances are that you probably have a special place in your heart for The Baby-Sitters Club.
Penned by author Ann M. Martin, the iconic YA novels followed the lives of a group of friends living in Stoneybrook, Connecticut, and sold 176 million copies.
With titles like Dawn, and Older Boy, Stacey’s Secret Friend, and Jessi’s Big Break, the series taught young readers about relationships, dealing with family issues, and provided lessons for overcoming jealousy and coping with competitive situations.
We last heard from the gang in the year 2000, when they graduated from middle school. However, it seems as if a reunion of sorts is in order, as it has now been confirmed that a TV reboot of the much-loved series is in the works.
And Michael De Lucia, the producer of Fifty Shades Freed (as in, yes, the BDSM love story starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan), will be acting as executive producer on the show.
The reboot, which will feature original characters from the book series, is being plotted by Walden Media and Michael De Luca Productions, with the plan of being offered to various TV networks and streaming services.
And Rachel Shukert, story editor for Netflix hit GLOW, is reportedly “in talks” to be showrunner of the adaptation.
Naia Cucukov, Walden Media’s senior vice-president of development and production, said: “As lifelong fans of The Baby-Sitters Club and its enduring messages of entrepreneurialism, empowerment, diversity and most importantly, female friendships, we couldn’t be more thrilled to work on this special project with Rachel and Lucia.
“We feel incredibly honoured that Ann M Martin has allowed us the chance to introduce the BSC to a new generation of future thought leaders and influencers.”