The School for Good and Evil: Release Date, Cast, and More

The planning for new Netflix TV shows and movies for 2022 has already started, in typical Netflix form. There are a ton of original movies that will be released, including the fantasy feature The School for Good and Evil, in addition to the movies that will be added to the streaming site as a result of the agreement with Sony.

The film version for Netflix will be helmed by Paul Feig, who originated the comedy series Freaks and Geeks and produced comedic blockbusters like Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, and Ghostbusters (2016). In addition to contributing to the writing, Chainani has been hired as an executive producer.

This series, which debuted in 2013, shares a lot of similarities with the Once Upon a Time and Harry Potter universes. There are skeletal birds (similar to Thestrals), a spooky woodland (similar to the Forbidden Forest), and individuals that transform into other animals (like animagus or metamorphmagus witches and wizards in Potterverse). There is even a competition that is extremely similar to the Triwizard competition and is called the Trial by Tale.

Paul Feig, who helmed Bridesmaids and A Simple Favor, will helm The School for Good and Evil, a movie for which Netflix (Man vs Bee Season 2) bought the rights last year.

We will provide you with all the information you require regarding the premiere date and other details for this upcoming Netflix film.

The School for Good and Evil Release Date

The School for Good and Evil
The School for Good and Evil © Netflix

There isn’t a set date for the film’s release as of yet, but we do know that it is anticipated to happen sometime in 2022. The School for Good and Evil will be available on Netflix this fall, according to a statement made by the streaming service on June 7 at Netflix Geeked Week 2022. to be exact, sometime around September. When the official release date is made known, we’ll post it without a doubt. The School for Good and Evil began filming at The Belfast Harbour Studios in Northern Ireland in early 2021, according to Collider. July 2021 marked the end of filming.

The School for Good and Evil Cast

The School for Good and Evil
The School for Good and Evil © Netflix

IMDb claims that The School for Good and Evil‘s cast is made up of a talented group of A-list actors and actresses. The following actors are in the future film’s cast:

Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso

Michelle Young as Professor Anemone

Laurence Fishburne as The Schoolmaster

Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey

Sofia Wylie as Agatha

The cast also features Earl Cave, Kit Young, Sophie Anne Caruso, and Jamie Flatters playing the roles of Hort, Rafal, Sophie, and Tedros, respectively.

The School for Good and Evil Synopsis

The School for Good and Evil
The School for Good and Evil © Netflix

A young girl named Sophie from the book The School for Good and Evil longs for adventure and new beginnings. It is a privilege to be chosen to attend The School of Good or The School of Evil in her world, Gavaldon. When Sophie and her companion Agatha are chosen, they discover that fate isn’t in their control when they are assigned to schools that are entirely against their wishes.

Here is the official synopsis:

A group of boys and girls are taken to an institution where they are trained to become fairy tale-like heroes and villains.

The movie is an adaptation of Soman Chainani’s novel of the same name. The novel has earned positive reviews from critics like The Guardian and has won the hearts of its young-adult audience.

The School for Good and Evil Plot

The School for Good and Evil
The School for Good and Evil © Netflix

Best friends Sophie and Agatha are followed in the first three books of The School for Good and Evil (sometimes referred to as The School Years) when they arrive at The School for Good and Evil.

The School for Good and Evil is a little more polarizing than Hogwarts, which assigns students to several houses based on their personalities and goals. Children receive training to become fairytale heroes or villains at this enchanting institution. The stereotypes of the “pure” and the “wicked” are challenged as Sophie and Agatha go off on their journeys, and they ultimately learn more about their motivations and true selves. Additionally, they question the fairytale-based ideals of friendship and genuine love, which are absurd and binary in nature.

Chainani has previously stated, “That said, the film will be a totally different beast from the book,” in reference to how the plot would be handled differently in the cinematic versions of his books. The opportunity to write it and give readers a brand-new perspective on the world is one of my greatest privileges. Nobody wants a literal, scene-by-scene translation of the novel. In addition to being impracticable, readers’ imaginations have already outdone ours in that regard.

The School for Good and Evil Trailer

At Netflix (StartUp Season 4) Geeked Week, the streamer dropped a teaser for the fantasy film. Check it out below!