Lucia Aniello, the director, described the show’s source material as “ahead of its time”
‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ is a comedy series on Netflix and is back for a second season this year! But unlike the original book series on which the program is based, there likely won’t be another 129 series that follow suit. The writer, Ann M. Martin, acted as the producer on Netflix’s relaunch of the stories; the first 10 episodes of it were published on the streaming platform in July last year.
The series follows a small group of five friends founded by Kristy Thomas (played by Sophie Grace) who together run a babysitting business in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. The friends who meet show their friendship and the drama that goes with it, coupled with the fear and challenges of growing up (from parental punishments to crushes to problems with the first girl).
Season 2 of “The Baby-Sitters Club” starts on Monday, October 11th.
The series will be available for streaming on Netflix.
Not every part of the story comes from the original books. However, one plot sees club member Mary Anne babysitting a transgender child named Bailey. “The Baby Sitters Club books were so extensive for the time they were written, and we wanted to carry that forward,” show creator Rachel Shukert told Vanity Fair last year.
Lucia Aniello, the director, described the show’s source material as “ahead of its time”.
Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas
Sophie Grace is an American television and film actress from Philadelphia. Always seeming to be made for the stage, she began performing regularly in schools and local plays at the age of 3 before completing a professional education at the age of 10. Grace signed with representatives of bi-coasts and booked the role of Kristy Thomas on the Netflix original series “The Babysitters Club”.
Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi
In 2021 Momona will repeat her breakout role as Claudia Kishi in the second season of Netflix’s “The Baby-Sitters Club”. In the motion picture industry, Momona recently completed production of Paramount’s upcoming action film, Secret Headquarters, in which she will star alongside Owen Wilson and Michael Pena.
Shay Rudolph as Stacey McGill
Shay portrays the character Stacey McGill in Netflix’s highly anticipated reboot, The Baby-Sitters Club. Shay was a major recurring guest star on the FOX series “Lethal Weapon” as Maya, the daughter of Seann William Scott’s character. She can also be seen in the role of Abbey in the Showtime pilot ‘Rita’.
The rest of the cast includes Malia Baker as Mary Anne Spier, Xochitl Gomez as Dawn Schafer, Sophia Reid-Gantzert as Karen Brewer, Alicia Silverstone as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, Marc Evan Jackson as Richard Spier, Takayo Fischer as Mimi Yamamoto, Benjamin Goas as David Michael Thomas, Mark Feuerstein as Watson Brewer, Jessica Elaina Eason as Sharon Porter, Vivian Watson as Mallory Pike, Dylan Kingwell as Sam Thomas, Rian McCririck as Logan Bruno, Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez as Andrew Brewer, Anais Lee as Jessi Ramsey, and Aya Furukawa as Janine Kishi.
Ann M. Martin is the author of a series of books of the same name. She is supported by Rachel Shukert. The series is directed by Lucia Aniello.