Kate McKinnon is the new Ms. Frizzle for Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' revival

Seatbelts, everyone: Kate McKinnon will be your new Ms. Frizzle.

The "SNL" and "Ghostbusters" star will be voicing Ms. Frizzle for Netflix's revival of the classic kids cartoon "The Magic School Bus," titled "The Magic School Bus Rides Again." Lily Tomlin — currently starring in Netflix's "Grace & Frankie" opposite Jane Fonda — had voiced the character in the show's original incarnation, which earned several Emmy nominations and a win for Tomlin.

The "reimagining" was first announced by Netflix in 2014, and conceived then as 26 episodes made using CG instead of traditional animation. "Magic School Bus" was just one of several Scholastic Books titles optioned by Netflix at the time, including "Cliffod the Big Red Dog" and "Goosebumps."

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. Adding McKinnon, currently earning high praise for her portrayal of presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway on "SNL," gives the show yet another adult-attracting element to encourage co-viewing.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kellyanne Conway' Episode 1716 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway during the 'Kellyanne Conway' sketch on January 21st, 2017 -- (Photo by: Kylie Billings/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Aziz Ansari' Episode 1716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Lisa Broderick and Bobby Moynihan as Jeremy Ganz during the 'Attorney Ad' sketch on January 21st, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Casey Affleck' Episode 1714 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during the 'Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open' sketch on December 17, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 5: (L-R) Kate McKinnon, Josh Peck and Olivia Munn attend the Paramount Pictures with The Cinema Society & Svedka Host the After Party for 'Office Christmas Party' at Mr. Purple at the Hotel Indigo LES on December 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'John Cena' Episode 1713 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Dyke and Aidy Bryant as Fats during the 'Dyke & Fats Save Christmas' sketch on December 10, 2016 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- 'New Year's Eve Special' -- Pictured: Actress Kate McKinnon makes New Year's Resolutions during the 'Late Night with Seth Meyers New Year's Eve Special', airing on December 31, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 5: Kate McKinnon attends the Paramount Pictures with Paramount Pictures with The Cinema Society & Svedka Host a Screening of 'Office Christmas Party' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on December 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 456 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Kate McKinnon during an interview with host Seth Meyers on December 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emma Stone' Episode 1712 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during the 'Classroom Cold Open' sketch on December 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emma Stone' Episode 1712 -- Pictured: (l-r) Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon during 'The Christmas Candle' sketch on December 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Alex Schaefer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Actor Alec Baldwin with his daughter Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, comedian Kate McKinnon, journalists Hoda Kotb, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and weather forecaster Al Roker on stage during the 84th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center on November 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emma Stone' Episode 1712 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton during 'The Hunt for Hil' sketch on December 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Patrick Bryant/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Comedian Kate McKinnon and actor Alec Baldwin attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2016 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kate McKinnon attends the 2016 American Museum of Natural History Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0543 -- Pictured: Actress Kate McKinnon during an interview on September 28, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Kate McKinnon attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Al Roker with Kate McKinnon on Monday, September 26, 2016 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Kate McKinnon (L) and Aidy Bryant arrive at HBO's Post Emmy Awards reception held at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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