Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein are set to star in Netflix’s live-action The Baby-Sitters Club series. The upcoming series will be a single-camera comedy targeting a family audience.
Silverstone’s credits include The Tribes of Palos Verdes, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Suburgatory. She’ll forever be best known for playing Cher in the 1995 comedy, Clueless.
Feuerstein recently starred in 9JKL, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and Royal Pains. His credits also include The Hustler, Nurse Jackie, and 3 lbs.
Filming is already underway in Vancouver on The Baby-Sitters Club, based on Ann M. Martin’s bestselling book series that debuted in 1986. Martin’s books have been published in 20+ territories and the series ranks as one of the most successful children’s book series in history. More than 180 million copies of the popular books have been sold.
The series is a Netflix and Walden Media production. Michael De Luca, Lucy Kitada, and Naia Cucukov executive produce. Rachel Shukert (GLOW) is the showrunner and Lucia Aniello (Broad City) is directing and executive producing. Author Ann M. Martin will be involved as a producer along with Aniello’s Paulilu Productions.
“I’m amazed that there are so many passionate fans of The Baby-Sitters Club after all these years, and I’m honored to continue to hear from readers – now grown, who have become writers, editors, teachers, librarians, filmmakers – who say that they see a reflection of themselves in the characters of Kristy and her friends. So I’m very excited about the forthcoming series on Netflix, which I hope will inspire a new generation of readers and leaders everywhere,” stated Martin in February 2019 when the series was announced.
Season one will consist of 10 episodes.
The Baby-Sitters Club Plot:
Published by Scholastic, The Baby-Sitters Club is a classic story of female friendship, entrepreneurialism, and empowerment. The Baby-Sitters Club is a contemporary original series that will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends – Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer – in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.