If you’ve recently started sporting mismatched earrings, attending spiritual healing sessions, or taking your calls on a Claudia Kishi-approved Etsy landline, I must inform you: You might have Baby-Sitters Club syndrome. It only follows that you’d develop these symptoms after watching the fantastic Netflix adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s beloved chapter books. Really, don’t be concerned: Everyone wants to join the club.
Problem is, there’s only so many times you can watch (and, uh, re-watch) the same 10 episodes of the Stoneybrook crew and their adventures. The good news: season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club is officially confirmed. Here’s everything we know about what’s next.
Netflix renewed The Baby-Sitters Club for season 2.
On October 28, the Netflix Australia and New Zealand Twitter account confirmed BSC would return for season 2. The video announcement featured the show's stars—Malia Baker (Mary Anne), Momona Tamada (Claudia), Xochitl Gomez (Dawn), Jessi (Anais Lee), Vivian Watson (Mallory), Shay Rudolph (Stacey), and Sophie Grace (Kristy) —lip-syncing to the theme song from the original HBO series, which aired in 1990.
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) October 28, 2020
Netflix confirms the new season of the show will premiere in 2021.
The showrunner is already dropping spoilers.
When the series first premiered on Netflix, BSC creator Rachel Shukert took to Twitter to announce that Jessi Ramsey, a favorite character from the books, would be “a big part of season 2,” despite her relatively small presence in the first season.
Shukert shared the same sentiment in an interview with Variety, telling the outlet, “Jessi moves in even later. She’s a really important character, but she’s more of a season 2 character.”
She also chatted with Vanity Fair about her hopes for the season. When asked what storylines she’s most eager to tackle next, she replied, “There’s so many. I love how Kristy evolves in her new family. I always have really loved Mary Anne and Dawn—as their parents get closer, how that kind of changes their relationship.”
The cast is eager to return, and they have ideas for what should happen next.
Several cast members have spoken out about their hopes for season 2, given the more than 200 books they can draw ideas from.
Shay Rudolph, who plays Stacey, told Pop Sugar she hopes Stacey doesn’t move back to New York City, as she does in the books. “I want to stay with the other BSC girls and have fun babysitting adventures,” she said. Sophie Grace, who plays Kristy, added that she hopes Kristy coaches Kristy’s Krushers, the softball team she leads in the books.
We’re eager to see if cast members beyond the OG girls return. Alicia Silverstone, who plays Kristy’s mom, Elizabeth, sounds like a likely candidate. She told EW, “Mainly I was just really excited to read a script that was female-driven and that was super positive and modern, and based on a story that so many people love. The show makes my heart so happy when I watch it.”
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