- Director McG talks about the possibility of a third film in Netflix’s The Babysitter series, which has helped launch the careers of Samara Weaving and Jenna Ortega.
- McG is also promoting his latest project, Family Switch, a comedy set to release on Netflix on November 30th.
- He emphasizes his ability to synthesize highbrow and lowbrow elements in his films, aiming for a balance of accessibility and sophistication in storytelling.
McG, the popular director and producer, shared his thoughts on potentially making a third installment for The Babysitter series on Netflix. This horror-comedy series has garnered a dedicated fan base eagerly awaiting the possibility of another film, especially since the series has showcased talented rising stars like Samara Weaving and Jenna Ortega.
The original movie, The Babysitter, starred Samara Weaving, who later gained recognition for her role in Ready or Not. In the sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Jenna Ortega appeared on screen before her breakout role in Wednesday. McG directed both films, and although he has sometimes transitioned into a producer role in sequels to his films, he remains open to directing a potential third movie for The Babysitter series.
In an interview with ComicBook, McG expressed his enthusiasm for the series and the talent it has brought to light. He stated, “Yeah, we’re still talking about it. It was fun. The first movie, obviously, gave Samara Weaving to the world, and the second movie was Jenna Ortega. Hopefully, we can answer the call and find a third star that reaches those lofty heights.”
Meanwhile, McG’s latest project, Family Switch, offers a different genre experience as it shifts from horror to comedy. The Netflix film, set to release on November 30th, centers around a family dealing with a body-switching phenomenon caused by a rare planetary alignment. The film explores family dynamics through its fun, lighthearted story and features a star-studded cast, including Ed Helms, Jennifer Garner, Brady Noon, Rita Moreno, Matthias Schweighöfer, Bashir Salahuddin, Fortune Feimster, Xosha Roquemore, Paul Scheer, and Pete Holmes.
Discussing Family Switch, McG emphasized the film’s ability to bridge humor and depth while delivering a timely message. He aspires to create movies that appeal to both children and adults, drawing inspiration from Pixar’s practice of crafting stories that resonate on various levels of sophistication. He explained, “We hope that it’s surprising and light and more intelligent than you might think. I mean, my favorite way to make movies is to synthesize highbrow and lowbrow, where a kid could watch it and understand what’s going on, but a parent could watch it and ingest the material on a totally different, more sophisticated level.”
With the upcoming release of Family Switch and the potential for a third installment in The Babysitter series, McG’s career path remains intriguing. His ability to create compelling narratives across different genres demonstrates his prowess as a filmmaker who can offer innovative perspectives. Audiences will continue to watch his work with anticipation, as his contributions to film and television leave a significant impact on the entertainment industry.
The Babysitter is available to stream on Prime Video and Netflix, while The Babysitter: Killer Queen can be found exclusively on Netflix.