The Baby-Sitters Club—yes, the beloved novel series half-read by every middle school student in the ’90s and ’00s—is receiving its own single-camera adaptation on Netflix, and Tuesday the streamer announced the series’ first two stars: Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains).
Silverstone is set to play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of club president and series protagonist Kristy Thomas, while Feuerstein will co-star as her love interest Watson Brewer.
The Baby-Sitters Club follows the adventures of five best friends who run a local babysitting service in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. The series is based on Ann M. Martin’s cult book series of the same name, a saga of female empowerment and entrepreneurialism that just so happens to be one of the most successful children’s book series in publishing history.
The forthcoming 10-episode project is helmed by Walden Media, executive producers Michael De Luca, Lucy Kitada and Naia Cucukov, showrunner Rachel Shukert (GLOW) and director Lucia Aniello (Broad City). Original series author Martin will also produce.
Production has begun in Vancouver, but stay tuned for further casting or production updates.