Remember “The Magic School Bus”? Even if you didn’t watch it nonstop like I did (I was the perfect demographic for it), you must have heard of it, considering it was the highest-rated children’s show on PBS, having first premiered in September 1994. The show was based off the beloved children’s science book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen (which I also devoured like no tomorrow). The good news is that it’s coming back with the latest science updates (because Pluto is no longer a planet, you know), along with some celebrity appearances.
So, how’s it going to air? Well, Netflix, no surprise, is at the helm of this amazing revival. Yes, Ms. Fizzle and her team will be back with their magical yellow school bus. Better yet, she’ll still have her amazing head of fiery read curls. The revival was originally announced in 2014–recently, however, the show’s producer Stu Stone (who voiced Ralphie in the ’90s show) said that many original cast members have signed onto the project–which is exciting. He told TMZ how many stars want to be a part of it, too:
“There are tons of cameos planned. I know that there are big stars who 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 it now that it’s back.”
That being said, celebrities made cameos on the show in the past, too, like Eartha Kitt and Dolly Parton, for example. As of now, however, no cast names have been released. The revival, which was supposed to debut in 2016, should be coming soon. So, you know, hold onto to your seats, ’cause you’re about to go on a magical school bus ride.
Don’t forget to check out a past episode where Ms. Frizzle and her class get lost in space: