Buckle up your seat belts everyone because Netflix is getting ready to take us down Nostalgia Lane. It has recently been confirmed that Netflix will revive one of the best children’s shows I grew up on -” The Magic School Bus!”
I swear, you guys don’t know how excited I am for this. As a 90s kid, this show was EVERYTHING to me. Ms. Frizzle was the BEST teacher I ever had and all my life all I ever wanted was to have a dope teacher like her. And now knowing that one of my favorite children’s programs will be making an epic return to the mainstream, I can’t wait to watch it with my kids!
The revival was originally announced in 2014 and will be brought into the modern day. With computer generated animation and and a top-of-the-line school bus, equipped with robotic and gadgets to accurately reflect modern technology, kids will get to experience science and technology as it relates to their time, Netflix’s chief content officer told The New York Times. Ms. Frizzle’s hair, however, will remain very much the same — fiery red and curly. (It’s a staple really.)
Producer Stu Stone, who also voiced Ralphie in the ’90s show (that I did not know), claims that many original cast members have signed onto the project and that we should also expect a few top-secret celebrity cameos scattered throughout the series. How epic is that?!
“There are tons of cameos planned. I know that there are big stars who want to be involved in this,” he told media outlet, TMZ. “And there’s a whole generation of people who grew up on this series that want to be a part of it now that it’s back.”
Celebrity cameos have been a big part of the show since its inception. Eartha Kitt, Rosalind Chao, Carol Channing, Dolly Parton, Malcolm McDowell and Dan Marino all participated in “Magic School Bus” during its glory days. No cast names have been released — Netflix is keeping everything, premier date included under heavy wraps — but the revival, which was originally intended to debut in 2016, is certainly underway, Stone also confirmed.
Who is as amped up as I am for this reboot!
Written By: Monique C. Tillman