Things We Saw Today: Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club Has Its First Adorable, Nostalgia-Packed Trailer
The first full trailer for Netflix’s Baby-Sitters Club adaptation is finally here and the series looks totally delightful. The trailer is a straightforward introduction to the characters and basic plot and it’s very clear that the show is geared towards a young audience, just like the books. Yet at the same time, the trailer offers up a heavy dose of nostalgia for those of us who see this as a revisiting of old friends.
The series looks to strike a pretty timeless tone. Thanks to the comeback of 90s staples like overalls and the ability to purchase funky light-up landline phones off of Etsy, much of the trailer could easily pass for the original era. The casting of Alicia Silverstone as club founder Kristy’s mom also feels like a major 90s nod, while the majorly diversified cast is a wonderful and definitely necessary modern update.
The Baby-Sitters Club hits Netflix July 3rd. What do you all think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments!
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What did you all see out there today?
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