In a humongous YES, adored ’90s queen Alicia Silverstone has joined the cast of Netflix’s live-action The Baby-Sitters Club.
The Clueless icon will star as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of Kristy Thomas. Mark Feuerstein, the bloke from that random medical drama Royal Pains, will play Watson Brewer, Elizabeth’s love-interest.
Earlier this year, Netflix confirmed the reboot was in the works as a 10-episode project. GLOW‘s Rachel Shukert will serve as showrunner with Broad City director Lucia Anielle on board as director / executive producer. Lucy Kitada will also executive produce the series, and author Martin will be a producer.
It has been a while so if you’re blanking, The Baby-Sitters Club is a series of elite novels by Ann M. Martin that were turned into a 13-episode series back in 1990. There was also that move in 1995, that I don’t really remember but I’m 10/10 sure that was a thing. ANYWHO, the Netflix adaptation will see the return of your faves Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, Dawn Schafer, and Kristy to the familiar town of Stoneybrook.
.@AliciaSilv will co-star in the upcoming live-action series The Baby-Sitters Club as Kristy’s mother, Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer. @markfeuerstein will play Watson Brewer pic.twitter.com/TJwVf62ijs
— Queue (@netflixqueue) August 6, 2019
There’s yet to be an official release date but we’ll keep you in the loop.
But speaking of reboots and Alicia Silverstone, there’s also a Clueless reboot in the works. Yes, really. It’s still early days for the project but the last thing we heard is that Marquita Robinson – writer and story editor on GLOW – will pen the script. And, Girls Trip‘s Tracy Oliver will produce.
While we wait for more news re: The Baby-Sitters Club / the Clueless remake, you can watch the OG Clueless on Netflix now.