4:14pm PT by Rick Porter
'The Baby-Sitters Club' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
The Baby-Sitters Club is reconvening at Netflix.
The streamer has renewed the series for a second season. The pickup, announced via a video from the cast (watch it below), comes about 3 1/2 months after its July premiere.
The second season, due to premiere in 2021, will continue to follow the lives of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez), Jessie Ramsey (Anais Lee) and Mallory Pike (Vivian Watson) and their baby-sitting business in their Connecticut hometown.
The Netflix show is based on the beloved series of Baby-Sitters Club novels by Ann M. Martin, who's a producer on the show. Rachel Shukert (GLOW) will continue as showrunner in season two.
"Everything came rushing back to me in this insane way," Shukert told The Hollywood Reporter about re-engaging with the books when she began talking about adapting them. "I remembered everything about the books. I remembered every cover. I remembered all their handwriting. I remembered outfits and I remembered everybody's names and all the families they baby sat for. It was just, like, all there in the hard drive. And I was like, 'This is my lizard brain. One day I won't remember who I am and I will know that Kristy's middle name is Amanda.'"
The Baby-Sitters Club comes from Walden Media. Shukert executive produces with Lucia Aniello (who also directed six of season one's 10 episodes), Lucy Kitada, Michael De Luca and Walden's Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov and Ben Forrer.