Netflix will not renew The Baby-Sitters Club for a third season.
An adaptation of Ann M Martin’s iconic books, the comedy-drama first arrived in the summer of 2020 and focused on a group of American high school students building a babysitting business.
Reacting to the show’s cancellation, creator Rachel Shukert said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter): “I wanted to be a part of the world that Ann M Martin created since she was 7 years old, and for two amazing seasons actually. got to be
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“It was a dream come true. Although I am heartbroken not to return to Stoneybrook for 20 more seasons, I am so proud of the incredible show our incredible cast and crew created and the way they brought joy and comfort to so many when they needed it most.” .
“Thank you Walden Media and Netflix for giving us the opportunity to introduce Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne, Dawn, Jessi and Mallory to a new generation of fans who I know will love them as much as we do for years to come.”
The Baby-Sitters Club joins a significant list of removed Netflix shows. The last year alone has seen the end of Julie and the ghosts, Dad, stop embarrassing me! and The Irregulars.
The Last Kingdom has also come to an end, though a standalone follow-up movie has been confirmed.
Meanwhile, Malia Baker, who plays Mary Anne, shared her hopes for the future of the TV series in October.
“There are over a hundred books, so I feel like there’s a lot of room to play with them. The writers have done an amazing job on the first two seasons, so who knows what will happen with the third, fourth, and fifth or the seasons there are.
“I wish it could go on for years,” he continued. “BSC will always be something that I will hold close to my heart.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club are streaming on Netflix.
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