'The Baby-Sitters Club' May Be Coming Back to TV
America's favorite baby-sitters may be back in business.
Someone had an idea as great as Kristy's: to adapt "The Baby-Sitters Club" for TV once again. A new television project based on Ann M. Martin's beloved book series is in the works, Deadline reports.
Scholastic published the first book, "Kristy's Great Idea," in 1986 and went on to publish more than 200 others between then and 2000. During that time, the book series led to a TV series that ran on HBO in the early '90s as well as a 1995 film. The books in particular were a staple of adolescence for many '90s kids, and they tackled relatable topics like family, racism, and even death.
The project will reportedly take on tough topics, too; Deadline reports that it will "push the bar." Walden Media and Michael De Luca Productions are behind the project, with De Luca attached to executive produce. Meanwhile, "Broad City" producer and director Lucia Aniello may join as director and executive producer; Rachel Shukert ("GLOW") is reportedly in talks to serve as the showrunner.
We'll be eagerly waiting to find out if we get to say hello to our friends at the BSC once again.