I think the entire internet let out a collective, “fuck yeah!” with this announcement. The nostalgia bomb that is “The Magic School Bus” is heading back to television!
Netflix and Scholastic Media announced this week that they are rebooting the educational series for a 2016 premiere.
Of course the reboot will be modernized and it will be titled “The Magic School Bus 360°.” It will be a computer-generated reimagining of the 1990s show, complete with 26 episodes that star a modernized Ms. Frizzle and her students. They’ll navigate problem-solving adventures in a high-tech bus with features like robotics, wearables and camera technology, reads the announcement.
Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media, said,
“The Magic School Bus revolutionized kids’ television through a unique and powerful blend of entertainment and science information. We’re proud that it’s become an evergreen show that children and parents continue to watch together. Our new rendition The Magic School Bus 360° is a similarly compelling addition to the current landscape of children’s programming and on Netflix is bound to reach more families around the world than ever before who will now be able to watch the show anytime, anywhere they want.”
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, added,
“Scholastic Media is a powerhouse creator and producer of top-quality programming for kids and families and its flagship series like The Magic School Bus, Clifford The Big Red Dog and Goosebumps have been huge hits on Netflix in all our territories. We’re thrilled to expand our relationships and to be the first-run home of The Magic School Bus 360°, introducing a whole new generation to Ms. Frizzle and her hijinks.”