'New series of Magic School Bus' set for Netflix

Netflix has ordered a new series based on the nostalgic classic 'Magic School Bus' to be made as part of its expansion of original content for children, according to the New York Times.

The show, which encourages children to learn science, will be a computer animated version of the 1994 original and will be available to view in 2016.

The new version will feature a modern teacher called Ms Fizzle who will take her class on flying trips on an updated bus and robot suits.

Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: "The new version will be even more relevant and entertaining for today's kids."