The School For Good And Evil Adaptation

The School For Good And Evil Adaptation (2022): Everything We Know So Far

The School For Good and Evil adaptation, based on the book by Soman Chainani, is another addition to the very popular YA fantasy trend. With the book successful enough for five sequels added to the series, and an unbelievable cast of Hollywood stars, it’s clear Netflix has high hopes for this movie. Plus, it’s always fun to see different takes and retellings of the classic fairy tale tropes we all grew up with.
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This page was updated: 7/30/23

About The Book:

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.
But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are? // Amazon // Audiobook

Current Production Status:

Released on Netflix as of October 19th, 2022.

The School For Good and Evil Adaptation Timeline:

In May 2013 the first book was published and the film rights were immediately picked up by Universal Pictures. They soon after gave it producers and writers with hopes of a quick production and release. But it took two years for the script to finally be finished in July 2015 and then went into a ‘development hell’ stage that lasted until 2017.
Netflix purchased the rights and gave it a new team of writers. The new script convinced Paul Feig to sign on as director in 2020. In November of 2020 casting began. Finally in 2021 filming started and lasted from April to July. August 2021 the film moved into post-production.
First looks and teaser trailer were released by Netflix at their Geeked Week in June 2022, along with a fall release announcement. In July, as part of San Diego Comic Con, the official release date of October 21st, was announced.
It was later moved up two days to October 19th.
There has been no announcement on whether or not sequels will be made.

Where Can I Watch The Movie?

As of July 2023 you can find the movie on Netflix.


The show currently has a 38% tomatometer and 67% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 5.8/10 on IMDb.

Who Owns The Rights:

Netflix and Feigco Entertainment co-produced the movie with Neflix also handling distribution.

Who Is Attached:

Sophie Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Kit Young, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Kerry Washington, Ben Kingsley, and Laurence Fishburne have all been added to the cast.

Filming Locations:

Filming occurred in various places including Belfast, Northern Ireland and St. Anne’s Cathedral, Ireland.

Estimated Release:

October 19th, 2022.

Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books To Screen Adaptations
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The School For Good And Evil Adaptation

The School For Good and Evil Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

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