The 'Black-ish' star is all ears about the 'Magic School Bus' character
An animated revival of The Magic School Bus may already be in the works, but that hasn’t stopped fans from hoping for a live-action adaptation of the beloved childrens’ TV show (and educational book series). And who would they like to see hop behind the wheel of the titular vehicle as the iconic Ms. Frizzle?
Well, none other than Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross.
After Josh Gwynn (@RegardingJosh) first suggested the idea in a May tweet, various fans have been circulating this inspired casting choice on Twitter, while also sharing fan art of what Ross’ Ms. Frizzle might look like. But on Friday, the Black-ish star not only caught wind of this latest movement but also responded, expressing interest in the idea.
“…now what’s this I hear about some of you wanting me to play Ms. Frizzle on Magic School Bus?” tweeted the actress. “Tell me more…”
While this may seem like the Internet’s wishful thinking at the moment, it is important to note that the last time people excitedly tweeted about Rihanna and Star Wars actress Lupita Nyong’o costarring in a movie together … and A Wrinkle In Time filmmaker Ava DuVernay should direct it … and that Insecure star and creator Issa Rae should write it — it became a reality.
SNL star and fellow Emmy nominee — and last year’s Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy winner — Kate McKinnon is set to voice the beloved fictional teacher, taking up the mantle from Ross’ other fellow nominee, Grace and Frankie‘s Lily Tomlin.
Netflix hasn’t set a premiere date for its revival yet. You can see more fan tweets, including some fan art of Ross as Ms. Frizzle, below.