Girl Power and Nostalgia Combine in Netflix’s ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ Trailer

All my eighties and nineties babies: get ready to be drowned in nostalgia. Netflix has just released the trailer for The Baby-Sitters Club reboot. Based on the beloved book series by Ann M. Martin, the reboot brings beloved characters Kristy, Mary-Anne, Claudia, Dawn, and Stacey into the 21st century.

Taking a modern approach to the issues that the book series originally raised, the series will cover the formation of the club, first crushes, self-discovery, and divorce. Even though it was considered a pretty girly series, its diversity, business focus, and positive female relationships made it one of the most read and beloved series for young readers.

Its popularity led to spin-offs, a 1990 TV series, a 1995 film starring Rachel Lee Cook, a computer game, and graphic novels. I have super fond memories, staying up late reading them, and debating favorite characters with my friends. However, it’s clear that this new iteration will be for a younger generation. It will be interesting to see how they will like a more updated version of The Baby-Sitters Club. 

The Baby-Sitters Club series is set to premiere on Netflix on July 3rd. You can watch the trailer below.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.