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What day and time will 'The School for Good and Evil' release? And everything else you need to know

The Netflix movie follows best friends Sophie and Agatha, two misfits who share the unlikeliest of bonds and end up at the School of Good and Evil
UPDATED OCT 19, 2022
The official posters of 'The School for Good and Evil' on Netflix (IMDb)
The official posters of 'The School for Good and Evil' on Netflix (IMDb)

Did you like watching and reading fairy tale books and movies while growing up? Then Netflix upcoming movie 'The School for Good and Evil' is just for you. It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Soman Chainani, with the screenplay written by David Magee and Feig. The novel follows Sophie, a beautiful girl who believes she will be a princess, and her friend Agatha, an oddity who is deemed a witch by the villagers. They both are kidnapped by the School Master and taken to the 'School for Good and Evil'. After their fortunes are reversed, Agatha is taken to the School for Good, while Sophie is taken to the School for Evil, and their friendship is put to the test.

Universal Pictures was initially set to release the film but Netflix took over in 2020. According to director Paul Feig, the film is not all that faithful to the book. Instead, it takes a collection of the best moments from the first book and strings them together into a close-ended story. Read more to find out about the upcoming Netflix original movie.


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When does 'The School for Good and Evil' release?

'The School for Good and Evil' is scheduled to be released on October 19, 2022.

How can I watch 'The School for Good and Evil'?

You can stream the fantasy series on Netflix once it releases.

Who's acting in 'The School for Good and Evil'?

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ star Sofia Wylie features as Agatha, while Sophia Anne Caruso from 'Broadway’s Beetlejuice' will be playing the role of Sophie. 'Avatar' star Jamie Flatters plays love interest Tedros. Like at 'Fate: Winx Saga,' the two best friends are surrounded by talented actors as their professors. Laurence Fishburne plays the School Master, Michelle Yeoh is Professor Emma Anemone, Kerry Washington is Professor Clarissa Dovey, while Charlize Theron is Lady Lesso. Cate Blanchett is the narrator of the movie.

What is the plot of 'The School for Good and Evil'?

The official synopsis of the film reads, "In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie and Agatha, share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her dreary life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and offbeat mother, has the makings of a real witch. One night under a blood-red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil — where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamourous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso, and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey. As if navigating classes with the offspring of the Wicked Witch, Captain Hook, and King Arthur wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster, only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful schools and destiny. But when a dark and dangerous figure with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the world beyond entirely — the only way to a happy ending is to survive their real-life fairytale first."

What is the buzz around 'The School for Good and Evil'?

The author Soman Chainani of the book 'The School for Good and Evil' confessed to Entertainment Weekly, how he got threatened while the casting was going on for the movie. He said, "One girl wanting to be Sophie even threatened to drive to my apartment with her hair dyed blond if I didn’t respond in a timely manner. So I’d hate to quash any of these ambitions. That said, the film will be a very different animal than the book. Part of the privilege of getting to write it is that I’ll enable fans to experience the world in a brand-new way. No one wants a pure translation of the book, scene for scene. Besides its impracticality, readers’ imaginations already have done that much better than we ever could."

Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington had fun on the sets of 'The School for Good and Evil', Theron told EW. She said, "I remember the first couple of days, I was kind of still finding the voice of my character. And she was just so confident and committed. I was watching it from afar going, 'Oh s**t, I've got to sort my s**t out really fast.' I was intimidated."


You can watch the trailer of 'The School for Good and Evil' below.