The cast of Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club is starting to shape up.
It was announced today that Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein have been cast in lead roles in the streaming giant’s upcoming contemporary take on Ann M. Martin’s beloved young adult series.
Described as a family-friendly adaptation, the reboot will follow the friendship of five best friends Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer as they manage their own babysitting business in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
Silverstone will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer. She’s the mother of Kristy, who had a big idea to gather her friends together to start a babysitters-for-hire business. Feuerstein will play Kristy’s step-dad, Watson Brewer.
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Silverstone recently starred as Bonnie Nolan on Paramount Network’s comedy series American Woman. Her other acting credits include the 1997 superhero film Batman & Robin, ‘90s staple Clueless and The Crush, and NBC’s rom-com drama Miss Match, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
Feuerstein, meanwhile, created, executive produced and starred in the short-lived CBS comedy 9JKL. He is also best known for his role as Dr. Henry “Hank” Lawson on USA Network’s Royal Pains, and as Jake Silver on NBC’s sitcom Good Morning, Miami.
The Baby-Sitters Club reboot is being produced by Walden Media (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Michael De Luca (The Social Network), alongside Lucy Kitada (Embeds). Rachel Shukert (Glow) will serve as showrunner, with Lucia Aniello (Broad City) serving as director and executive producer. Author Martin and Walden Media’s Naia Cucukov will also produce alongside Aniello’s Paulilu Productions.
The half-hour, 10-episode Season 1 of the reboot will tackle topics from the books such as racism, divorce and belonging, and will also explore relevant modern-day issues that teens are facing today.
Production on the reboot has already begun in Vancouver, but no premiere date has been announced yet.