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’90s kids rejoice! Not only is The Magic School Bus being revived by Netflix, but Kate McKinnon has been cast as Ms. Frizzle, according to Variety.
McKinnon, best-known for her work on Saturday Night Live and in Ghostbusters, will be the voice of the eccentric Ms. Frizzle on Netflix’s The Magic School Bus Rides Again. The role was previously played by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, who earned several Emmy nominations and a win for the role.
This reboot has been in development since 2014, and at that time it was set to have 26 episodes and be made using CGI instead of animation. Neither the premiere date has been set nor the visual look of the show has been revealed yet. Additional casting is also set to be announced at a future date.
The combination of 90s nostalgia and educational content make The Magic School Bus the perfect program for families to enjoy together.
While reboots can be a dicey thing, this one seems promising. It will join other Netflix reboots Fuller House and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.