The Netflix machine just keeps cranking out shows for us to binge, but as we're exposed to more and more of their offerings, the company is forced to work a little harder to capture our ever-fleeting attentions. Well, I would say that getting Hamilton star and full-on phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to wow us with a song is a step in the right direction.
First things first: Have you heard about this play, Hamilton?
Of course, you have. Much of the credit for the widespread love for the Broadway smash goes to singer/actor/dancer/writer/renaissance man Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has risen to the status of “pop culture god” from his critically-acclaimed musical.
However, Miranda's career isn't all Hamilton.
He’s broken off (largely) from the production to chase new work. Well, the work is chasing him at this point, but you get the idea.
Netflix, a company that knows which side its bread is buttered on, didn't pass up on the chance to leverage the vocal stylings of Mr. Miranda for a very special new project they've got cooking.
And that project… is THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS!
Take us to nostalgia-town, way back machine!
To add even more excitement, the reboot will have Kate McKinnon of SNL fame voicing Ms. Frizzle.
And here's the other prominent name on the (digital) marquee:
Lily Tomlin, who comes from three generations of Hollywood royalty.
Together, they're going for a little ride.
The duo are starring in The Magic School Bus Rides Again, which will premiere on September 29th on Netflix.
But the real reveal is yet to come. In fact, it took everyone by surprise.