Just when you thought your '90s TV dreams had come true with the Netflix revival of Full House, the streaming giant strikes again with a brand new version of the animated classic, The Magic School Bus.
The New York Times broke the news back in 2014, and not much has been officially announced other than that the revival will feature 26, computer animated, half hour episodes under the name The Magic School Bus 360°.
Producer Stu Stone, the original voice of Ralphie, spoke to TMZ about the project and said we can expect “a whole new generation of kids on the show.”
“There are tons of cameos planned,” he said. “I know there’s big stars that want to be involved in this, and there’s a whole generation of people who grew up on this series that want to be a part of the series now that it’s back.
According to TMZ, the show is getting the “Fuller House” treatment, meaning, “a big budget, celebrity cameos and a ton of surprises.”
The president of Scholastic Media, Deborah Forte, told the Times that Ms. Frizzle, the wacky, redhead teacher, will still be front and center, and that the show will still consist of field trips on the “updated” magic school bus, but not all is as it was before. The show will definitely change with the times.
According to the Times, Forte said, “the young scientists will use newer scientific tools, such as robots or a smart suit worn by the character Carlos that determines his body’s vital signs instantly.”
The revival was originally scheduled to premiere in 2016, but according to Stone, production has only just begun. Either way, we have lots to look forward to in 2017. Here’s hoping Netflix keeps the theme song, though. Don’t mess with the classics.
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