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Magic School Bus is coming back and Kate McKinnon is voicing Ms. Frizzle

A long-in-the-works reboot of Magic School Bus now has a voice actor for Ms. Frizzle. The beloved animated TV series will return to Netflix in the near future, with actress Kate McKinnon voicing the iguana-wielding, school-bus-driving, science-loving protagonist, Entertainment Weekly reports.

McKinnon, 33, is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live as well as her role in 2016's Ghostbusters reboot. McKinnon has previously done voice work in Finding Dory, in which she played the wife of Stan the kelp bass. Lily Tomlin voiced the original Ms. Frizzle in the PBS series, which aired between 1994 and 1997.

The Magic School Bus reboot is titled Magic School Bus Rides Again. A release date for its 26-episode season has not yet been announced.