“Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone and “Royal Pains” alum Mark Feuerstein have joined the cast of Netflix’s “Baby-Sitters Club” series adaptation, the streaming service announced on Tuesday.
Silverstone will play Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of Watson Brewer, played by Feuerstein. The duo are the first two cast members announced for what is described as”a contemporary live action” adaptation of the beloved book series by Ann M. Martin.
“GLOW” alum Rachel Shukert is set to serve as showrunner, with Lucia Aniello attached to direct the single-camera comedy. No premiere date has been announced, though production is currently underway in Vancouver.
The adaptation hails from Walden Media and executive producer Michael De Luca. Lucy Kitada of De Luca Productions and Walden Media’s Naia Cucukov will serve as executive producers. Martin and Meg Schave are producers.
Published by Scholastic, “The Baby-Sitters Club” book series was originally published in 1986, and has since gone on to become one of the best-selling children’s book series in publishing history with more than 180 million copies in print.
Netflix first announced the straight-to-series adaptation back in February. The show will become the second TV version of “Baby-Sitters Club” to air, following on a one-and-done HBO series in 1990 and a feature film version in 1995 starring Schuyler Fisk, Rachael Leigh Cook and Larisa Oleynik.