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‘Magic School Bus Rides Again’ Debuts on Netflix Sept. 29

The Magic School Bus Rides Again starts on Netflix Sept. 29. The show is a rethinking of The Magic School Bus, which aired for four seasons in the 1990s and showed kids exploring science. That series was based on a Scholastic Books franchise.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again features a theme song sung by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon voices the younger sister of Professor Frizzle, who is voiced by Lily Tomlin. Both share a love of science.

The action takes place at Walkerville School.

In 2013, Netflix acquired exclusive SVOD rights to the original series in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland and Latin America.

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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.