The Baby-Sitters Club, Then & Now: See the Netflix Cast Alongside Their TV and Movie Counterparts
The beloved series is getting a new life on Netflix, so let's see how the current cast compares to previous generations of The Baby-Sitters Club
The classic book series by Ann M. Martin turned TV series turned movie turned reboot, The Baby-Sitters Club, has officially hit Netflix, with an all-new cast and reimagined takes on the storylines we grew up reading — and then watching — and loving,
Meet the new Kristy, Claudia and the gang — and look back at the casts of the original 1990 TV series and 1995 movie.
In the 2020 reboot, the Baby-Sitters Club founder and president, Kristy Thomas is played by Sophie Grace (left). The headstrong leader of the pack was also played by Avriel Hillman (center) in the 1990 series, and by Schuyler Fisk (right) in the 1995 film.
We don't know about you, but we definitely see a resemblance between Grace and Fisk!
Malia Baker (left) plays the shy, sweet and very organized Mary-Anne Spier in the Netflix reboot. Meghan Lahey (center) and Rachel Leigh Cook (right) also took on the role of the Secretary of the Baby-Sitters Club for the TV series and film, respectively.
Fans of the series will recognize Claudia as the Baby-Sitters Club's resident artist and style icon. In the 2020 reboot, she's just as chic, and played by Momona Tamada (left). The club's vice-president was also played by Jeni F. Winslow in the 1990 TV series and Tricia Joe in the 1995 film.
The character is so iconic, she even inspired her own documentary on Netflix, The Claudia Kishi Club, after garnering admiration and praise through the years as a female Japanese-American character who encouraged women to be who they want to be while busting stereotypes about Asian characters in media.
Shay Rudolph plays the brainy Baby-Sitters Club treasurer, Stacey McGill — and she bears a striking resemblance to both Jessica Prunell (center) and Bre Blair (right), who played her in the TV series and film, respectively. Stacey is super smart and just moved to Stoneybrook from New York City, so you just know she means business.
Xochitl Gomez (left) takes on the role of L.A. transplant and impassioned environmentalist Dawn Shafer in the 2020 reboot. Dawn was previously played by two blonde, white women, so Gomez is making her mark as the club's do-it-all "alternate officer." Melissa Chasse (center) first played Dawn in the TV series, while Larisa Oleynik (right) in the 1995 film.