Based on Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling fantasy book series, The School for Good and Evil, Netflix is set to release a highly-anticipated live-action film that features Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington in the centre, among various other talented actors.
With Chainani serving as the executive producer, the film is being directed by Paul Feig. Feig is known for directing films like Bridesmaids, A Simple Favor, Spy and the Ghostbusters reboot.
Chainani expressed his gratitude for the Netflix adaptation, saying, “To have one of your favourite directors adapt your book into a film for Netflix is an honour and a dream.”
He praised Feig and said that the filmmaker’s sensibility makes him the “master of tone” which is a “perfect fit for the twists and turns of The School for Good and Evil.”
Ahead of its release, here is everything we know about Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil:
Everything we know about ‘The School for Good and Evil’
When will The School for Good and Evil release on Netflix?
As a part of Netflix Geeked Week 2022, the streamer announced several release dates for anticipated titles, including The School for Good and Evil.
The School for Good and Evil will premiere on Netflix in September 2022. The teaser has revealed the month but the exact date is not known.
Who are the cast members of The School for Good and Evil?
The School for Good and Evil has a wide ensemble cast with various talented actors and actresses.
- Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso, the headmistress of the School for Evil
- Kerry Washington as Professor Clarissa Dovey of the School for Good
- Sophia Anne Caruso as Sophie
- Sofia Wylie as Agatha
- it Young as Rafal
- Laurence Fishburne as the School Master
- Michelle Yeoh as Professor Emma Anemone
- Jamie Flatters as Tedros
- Chineye Ezeudu as Chinen
- Rosie Graham as Millicent
- Kaitlyn Akinpelumi as Dot
- Freya Theodora Parks as Hester
- Earl Cave as Hort
- Mark Heap as Professor Manley
- Briony Scarlett as Reena
The rest of the cast includes Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, Rachel Bloom, Patti LuPone, Ben Kingsley, Joelle, Holly Sturton and many more.
What is The School for Good and Evil about?
The School for Good and Evil is based on Soman Chainani’s popular fantasy hexalogy series. Netflix acquired the adaptation rights to it in 2020.
Directed by Paul Feig, the live-action film focuses on the various adventures of best friends Agatha and Sophie, who attend the magical institution of School for Good and Evil, where they receive training to become future fairy-tale heroes or villains.
Chainani “wanted a magical school that felt like a Madonna concert” where there would be “high female energy [that’s] powering the school.”
True to his wishes, Theron and Washington dazzle in their roles as the teaser already gives off a powerful matriarchal vibe.
While the bird drops Sophie off at the School for Evil, helmed by the glamorous and sardonic Lady Lesso, Agatha ends up at the school, which is run by the amicable and king professor Dovey.
As they try and fit in with the ways of the fairytale world, dealing with the children of famous fairytale figures, the girls realise how ruthless things can get as they try and survive a major catastrophe.
Watch the teaser below: