Have you been waiting longingly for the news when the second season of the Netflix adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club is coming? Great news – we have a release date. Even bigger news – it’s coming soon!

Netflix and writer Ann M. Martin have confirmed that the second season will air on Monday, October 11th. Netflix has also released a handful of photos for avid fans of the new episodes. Check out these below, starting with a definite sequel to a show dedicated to friendship:

Check out Claudia and her rocking style:

Image from Season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club, courtesy of Netflix.

Some official duties outside the office:

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Image from Season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club, courtesy of Netflix.

And finally, a look at the growing number of babysitters:

Image from Season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club, courtesy of Netflix.

Fans have hailed this adaptation as inclusive, fun, and maybe even better than the books themselves. The Baby-Sitters Club, which has a loyal and passionate fan base that includes young readers all the way through to millennials and beyond, exists because of its themes of friendship, its early portrayal, especially for Asian-American tweens and teenagers, and its portrayal of young entrepreneurship. The members of the BSC come from a variety of family backgrounds and business backgrounds, making them a wide variety of readers and viewers.

Ann M. Martin, for many readers then and now, is perhaps one of the first queer writers to meet young readers.

The Netflix adaptation, partially produced by a woman of color, takes what makes the series irresistible and brings it into a whole new generation.

“Ann did such a great job early on in the series, creating characters and situations that broke the boundaries even then. It was related to divorce. She dealt with diversity and racism. She dealt with chronic diseases and children in the spectrum. And that was in the 90s, which was completely unknown at the time. We already had a great blueprint and now it’s all about taking it forward for the modern age, ”said Naia Cucukov, co-producer on the show. “[The adaptation is] Dealing with issues that children have to do with today, things like taking the worst parents a step further, talking about same-sex couples, talking about things that are just taken for granted in our modern world and which I thought back then everything in popular conversation was not yet possible. At the same time, we are trying to create a more inclusive landscape for our girls. Stoneybrook will feel a little more modern. “

Set your watches and cell phone now and be ready to travel to Stoneybrook in a few weeks.