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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS RIDES AGAIN: Kate McKinnon To Voice Ms. Frizzle [Netflix]

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Kate McKinnon Cast As Ms. Frizzle In The Magic School Bus Rides Again

Ghostbusters actress Kate McKinnon has been picked by Netflix to voice Ms. Frizzle in the streaming service’s planned series The Magic School Bus Rides Again.

McKinnon is one of the biggest names in show business right now, appearing not only in the previously-mentioned Ghostbusters but featuring on Saturday Night Live as a regular player. In her time on the long-running variety show, she has performed impressions of such noteworthy figures as Hillary Clinton, Jodie Foster, Edie Falco, and Angela Merkel and won an Emmy Award for her work.

Originally adapted for the small screen in the 1990’s, The Magic School Bus saw another prominent comedienne, Grace and Frankie‘s Lily Tomlin, voice the eccentric teacher who takes her class on most unorthodox field trips. The show, which proved massively popular with critics and viewers alike, saw Tomlin garner multiple Emmy nominations as well as one win for her performance.

Variety, the source of this story, had this to share:

As with many a Netflix revival, “Magic School Bus” resides in the sweet spot of nostalgia-evoking series and children’s programming. Shows like “Fuller House” and the “Gilmore Girls” revival, along with originals like “Stranger Things,” have proven big enough draws to become part of the cultural zeitgeist (though exact viewership figures remain elusive), so it makes sense to dip back into the ’90s nostalgia well.

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