Netflix’s Back to School Announcement: The Magic School Bus Rides Again

By Sam Curran

Back to school time is here and what better way to get in the spirit than a reboot of the hit TV series The Magic School Bus!  Netflix released its trailer for the new animated children’s series on September 5th featuring a catchy new theme song by Lin-Manuel Miranda.  In this version of the show, Kate McKinnon’s Fiona Frizzle will take the place of her sister Professor Frizzle as the extravagant science teacher at Walkerville School.

We are not only getting a new science teacher, but a new bus capable of taking the classroom’s field trips to new heights including the core of the sun and even the internet, according to a press release.  The announcement of this reboot has caused a great spark of excitement among Magic School Bus fans and TV viewers in general.  It will be interesting to see how this version of the television show educates and relates to today’s youth culture.  The adventure begins September 29th on Netflix.