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Baby-Sitters Club creator mourns Netflix cancellation: ‘Girls are expected to go straight to euphoria’

The creator of the Netflix series The Babysitters Club has revealed her disappointment at the recent cancellation of the critically acclaimed show.

Just last week, it was announced that the comedy-drama — about a group of middle-school friends who start a babysitting business — was being canceled after two seasons.

Rachel Shukert, who has worked with Netflix on a number of shows including GLOW In 2016, she said she felt the streamer’s “philosophies and priorities” had come and gone over the years.

“I do not know what [Netflix] wanted them not to get,” she said vulture in an interview published on March 17. “Our numbers seemed fine. It was what they expected.”

“As far as I can tell, everything Netflix does is based on how it drives subscriber growth,” she said.

“Initially on Netflix, it was okay to have a smaller audience and be more whimsical or special,” she said. “For this show, which has good viewership but isn’t a monster hit but is loved by the fans…does that matter?”

“People are extremely uncomfortable at this time in girls’ lives,” Shukert said of her television series.

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“Girls are expected to come off right away Doc McStuffins to euphoria she said. The Babysitters Club appeals to so many girls because it picks them up where they are.”

Based on the 1990s children’s novels of the same name by Ann M Martin, Shukert’s adaptation adds a modern twist to some storylines while staying true to the characters of the original characters.

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The series also embraced a broader range of racial identities and sexual orientations, as well as maintaining the original character Claudia’s Japanese-American heritage.

The first two seasons of The Babysitters Club are now available on Netflix.

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