It’s back to school time for kids across America, but their experience is a little bit different than the “outsiders” selected to attend The School for Good and Evil, where the “true story behind every great fairy tale begins.”
It’s a school that’ll make kids want to do their homework. Or else.
For lovers of the Soman Chainani novel, this Netflix sure-smash looks like it delivers on the book’s promise and then some, as young Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) are kidnapped and deposited at this fantastical school, where good and evil are the only roles available.
The School for Good and Evil, written by Paul Feig and David Magee, premieres Oct. 19 on Netflix. Feig also directs. It stars Wylie, Caruso, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young and Peter Serafinowicz.
Want the conflict in a nutshell? “Evil thought it had corrupted Good and Good thought it had enlightened Evil, but it didn’t matter,” the book reveals.