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.
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.
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