It's time for seat belts everyone, Kate McKinnon is our new Ms. Frizzle!
Netflix officially announced that McKinnon would be taking over as our favorite eccentric third grade teacher for the upcoming animated series The Magic School Bus: Rides Again.
In 2013, Netflix gained the rights to stream the educational adventures of Ms. Frizzle's class on the iconic yellow school bus that can go anywhere and everywhere in the universe, so long as everyone buckles their seat belts of course. It's been two years since Netflix and Scholastic Media announced the reboot of the Magic School Bus.
"Magic School Bus, the old version, is remarkably popular on Netflix," said Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos, "It teaches science in a way that transcends generations."
The title of the series has changed since the project's initial announcement, but McKinnon's casting in the Netflix reboot is the biggest news that has been announced since we first heard about Netflix's plans for a reboot.
Kate McKinnon is well known for her Saturday Night Live portrayals of Hillary Clinton and Kellyanne Conway. McKinnon was also the quirky and lovable gear expert, Jillian Holtzmann, in 2016's Ghostbusters.
The Magic School Bus was first broadcast in 1994 and was the longest-running children's science program at the time. The upcoming reboot will offer a modernized twist on the animated series which is near and dear to many people's hearts. This reboot, as well as Netflix's recent addition of Bill Nye the Science Guy to the instant streaming library, seems to indicate Netflix's new-found
interest in nostalgic appeal.
According to Scholastic Media president Deborah Forte, there has been a big need for science education for children since the original Magic School Bus series ended.
The reboot is set to air at some point this year.
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