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Best Netflix Shows and Original Series to Watch in September 2021



Best Netflix Shows and Original Series to Watch in September 2021

It’s the weekend, or a sick day, or just a regular Tuesday night, and you need to binge-watch something. You don’t just want it, you need it. Where to begin? Fear not — we’re here to help. Below you’ll find an ever-expanding recommended list of TV shows available on Netflix, curated by us TV-obsessives. The mix covers a myriad of genres, lengths, countries of origins, and much more, but the one thing they have in common is that they are all excellent. If you want the full monty, peruse our picks for the best series and TV shows on Netflix right now below.

Editor’s note: This article was last updated on December 17 to add “Virgin River.”

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Virgin River

Created by: Sue Tenney (based on the books by Robyn Carr)

Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, Jenny Cooper, Lauren Hammersley, Annette O’Toole, Tim Matheson, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Grayson Gurnsey, Sarah Dugdale, Zibby Allen, Marco Grazzini

I might be telling on myself a little with this pick, but Virgin River arguably showed up on Netflix at a time when I needed it most, with its small-town sensibilities providing a perfect antidote to pandemic doldrums. Plus there’s the bonus injection of romance, which this devotee of the genre always enjoys. Breckenridge plays Mel Monroe, a city-bred doctor who accepts a job in the remote mountain town of Virgin River after a personal tragedy, although when she shows up, the current doc-in-residence (Matheson) isn’t expecting her. Combine that with handsome local bar owner Jack Sheridan (Henderson) and a lot of memorable locals rounding out the supporting cast, and you’ve got a recipe for comfort-food viewing practically baked into the very premise. – Carly Lane


Midnight Mass

Created by: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Kate Siegel, Zach Gilford, Kristin Lehman, Samantha Sloyan, Igby Rigney, Rahul Kohli, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Alex Essoe, Rahul Abburi, Matt Biedel, Michael Trucco, Crystal Balint, Louis Oliver, Henry Thomas, Hamish Linklater

It seems impossible to say that Mike Flanagan has done the damn thing yet again, but with Midnight Mass, a project that the writer-director describes as his most personal and longest-running plan in the works, he’s probably crafted the closest thing to an original magnum opus. Like his previous adaptations of Hill House and Bly Manor, there are plenty of monsters to provide frights, but similarly, there’s just as much emotional heartbreak wrapped up in the human story, not to mention characters who can be as terrifying as any ghost or as menacing as any vampire. Midnight Mass is a series that’s more likely to make you weep than gasp, but that doesn’t diminish its impact — or its staying power, not only on Netflix but in the annals of horror storytelling, period. – Carly Lane


Crash Landing on You

Created by: Park Ji-eun

Cast: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun, Seo Ji-hye

It’s a tale as old as time — a successful South Korean businesswoman and heiress goes paragliding and winds up crashing in the North Korean section of the DMZ, where she ultimately crosses paths with a North Korean army captain. Rather than turn her in, however, he decides to help her hide out, and if you’ve seen any kind of romantic TV before, you know where this is going. A lot of Netflix viewers found this K-drama over the COVID lockdown period because, as it turns out, some of us really want to follow along with not only one of the best romantic K-dramas out there but one of the most epic love stories you’ll ever see on TV, period. – Carly Lane


Created by: Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble (developed from the books by Caroline Kepnes)


Cast: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell, Ambyr Childers, Victoria Pedretti, James Scully, Saffron Burrows, Tati Gabrielle, Shalita Grant, Travis Van Winkle, Dylan Arnold, Scott Speedman

After Badgley’s very memorable curtain call on Gossip Girl, the question of his next TV project was definitely circling around — but thanks to being cast as the sociopathic lead of You, he may have just found his true calling (not to mention cornered the market on a rather pleasing talent at voiceovers). As Joe Goldberg, Badgley has to walk the line between seduction and obsession, with the audience privy to every single one of his most intimate thoughts about his latest romantic fixation — no matter how disturbing. Initially enjoying a brief stint on Lifetime, You found new life on Netflix, where it has remained ever since and continues to remain one of the streamer’s most popular titles; it was renewed for a fourth season before the third even aired this year. – Carly Lane

Dear White People

Created by: Justin Simien

Cast: Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Marque Richardson, Jemar Michael, Courtney Sauls

From its deeply felt, character-driven stories to its hilarious pop culture parodies, Dear White People might have originally inspired controversy thanks to the title, but it represents a smart and unique voice in the TV space that goes well beyond the conversations about race it inspires. But those conversations are welcome and valid and nuanced in how they approach the topic from individual points-of-view, which combined with the occasional deviation into alternate realities or other genre-bending escapades makes for sometimes heartfelt, sometimes hilarious viewing. – Liz Shannon Miller


One Day at a Time

Developed by: Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce

Cast: Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky, Rita Moreno

One of the best examples yet of why sitcom reboots aren’t automatically the worst, this 21st century reimagining of a Norman Lear favorite was a topical, heartfelt, progressive, and hilarious addition to the Netflix line-up that Netflix sadly canceled after three seasons. (A fourth was aired by PopTV.) Focused on a struggling Cuban-American family living in East Los Angeles, the series soared thanks to rock-solid lead Justine Machado, with of course Rita Moreno stealing hearts and minds and scenes with every moment she’s on screen. Plus, future stars Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz proved that young people in sitcoms can be just as whip-smart and compelling as their adult counterparts. We might never get more of One Day at a Time, but it’s the kind of show that taught us to appreciate what we got. – Liz Shannon Miller

The Baby-Sitters Club

Created by: Rachel Shukert


Cast: Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, Malia Baker, Alicia Silverstone, Mark Feuerstein, Xochitl Gomez, Vivian Watson, Kyndra Sanchez, Anais Lee

Based on the iconic books by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club offers up a fresh and smart look at the lives of young women that never felt pandering or false, anchored by the dynamite casting that brought together a brilliant ensemble who felt real, engaged, and unique. Those who grew up reading about the adventures of Kristy, Mary-Anne, Stacey, Dawn, and Claudia have no reason to feel disappointed by showrunner Rachel Shukert‘s take on their stories, while an entirely new generation gets to know these wonderful girls, with their stories going even deeper in Season 2. – Liz Shannon Miller


Created by: Molly Smith Metzler

Cast: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Tracy Vilar, Billy Burke, Andie MacDowell

A deeply emotional drama that does feature surprising bursts of comedy, Maid features Margaret Qualley as a young woman struggling to reclaim her life after finally deciding to leave her abusive ex (Nick Robinson). Creator Molly Smith Metzler manages to make Alex’s difficulties with the intense bureaucracy of the American welfare system relatable and engaging, and Qualley’s performance is truly remarkable, especially when she bounces off her real-life mother Andie MacDowell. It’s a short, cathartic, and ultimately uplifting narrative — a binge you’ll feel good about afterwards. – Liz Shannon Miller



Created by: Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld

Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

What’s it about? The long answer is, well, soup puffy shirts answering machines sandwiches the sponge Festivus a festivus for the rest of us buttons boobs that are real and spectactular parking garages the glue on wedding invitation envelopes pez dispensers junior mints Schindler’s List muffin tops NBC sitcom development Serenity Now…

The short version: Nothing. – Liz Shannon Miller



Created by: Chris Chibnall

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill, Carolyn Pickles, Matthew Gravelle, Charlotte Beaumont

If you’re a fan of gloomy British murder shows, there’s never a bad time to either discover or rewatch Broadchurch, one of the 21st century’s platonic ideals of the genre. Featuring a cast that was considered great at the time but now dazzles with star power (Olivia Colman deserves, not to mention Jodie Whittaker!), the first season tracks the investigation of a young man’s mysterious death, which manages to implicate everyone living in this small coastal British town as big secrets get discovered, all building up to a shocking revelation. Subsequent seasons follow the aftermath of the investigation, which aren’t quite as gripping, but that first season is a cracking and compelling binge — one that stays with you. – Liz Shannon Miller


Created by: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Gabe Liedman


Cast: Sean Hayes, Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Laurie Metcalf, Matt Rogers, Wanda Sykes, Gabe Liedman

What makes Q-Force an enjoyable viewing experience is just how much fun showrunner Gabe Liedman is clearly having with the premise, about a team of LGBTQ+ secret agents trying to save the world despite the prejudices of their parent agency. With a voice cast features legends like Laurie Metcalf, Wanda Sykes, and Gary Cole alongside rising comedy talents like Patti Harrison and Matt Rogers, a metric ton of pop culture references, and an attention to detail for the world of West Hollywood that made this 20-year resident of the city sit up and applaud, Q-Force has a very specific point-of-view, and if you can tap into it a lot of fun is in store. – Liz Shannon Miller


Showrunners: Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich

Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, Rachael Harris, Kevin Rankin, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, Tom Welling, Inbar Lavi, Brianna Hildebrand

The most impressive thing about Lucifer, which began as a supernatural procedural on Fox before Netflix revived it for what ended up being three additional seasons, is how the show has managed to not just survive but thrive, developing a passionate fanbase who genuinely loves the titular crime-solving devil and his friends. The newly released Season 6 officially brings the story to a close, but not before providing said fanbase with plenty of answers and some wild creative swings, including a partially-animated episode and an episode which reveals just how Lucifer (Tom Ellis) sees those who surround him. If you’ve never watched before, get ready to enjoy the binge — and if you’re already a fan, get ready to shed a few tears. – Liz Shannon Miller


Money Heist

Created by: Álex Pina

Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso, Paco Tous, Alba Flores, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Esther Acebo, Enrique Arce, María Pedraza, Darko Perić, Kiti Mánver, Hovik Keuchkerian, Rodrigo de la Serna, Najwa Nimri, Luka Peroš, Belén Cuesta, Fernando Cayo

What began as a Spanish TV production has become one of the planet’s biggest series thanks to Netflix — and also thanks to its incredibly compelling tale of a well-trained group of thieves who commit a truly audacious heist with the whole country watching. Originally titled La Casa de Papel, Money Heist is full of exciting intrigue and sexy twists, with a solid cast of local actors who seem destined for international stardom. Part 5, which will be released in two parts over the course of Fall 2021, features our beloved red-jumpsuit-ed heroes fighting a war for their lives. Hopefully, a happy ending is in store. – Liz Shannon Miller

The Chair

Created by: Amanda Peet


Cast: Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Nana Mensah, Everly Carganilla, David Morse, Holland Taylor, and Bob Balaban

We’ve seen countless TV shows about college students, but how about one focused on the faculty? That’s the crux of The Chair, a Netflix original series created by Amanda Peet. The half-hour series stars Sandra Oh as a professor who’s just been promoted to chair of the English department, and must juggle the new role with chaos left and right at the school as she tries to set a dwindling department up for success. Throw in a romantic subplot and the fact that the character is also a single mother, and The Chair is a meal of a half-hour dramedy that’s sure to get you in that “fall season” spirit. — Adam Chitwood

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Created by: Jeff Rake

Cast: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, and Holly Taylor


You’ve not doubt heard the buzz, now see what all the fuss is about. Manifest first premiered on NBC in 2018, and while it earned some solid praise, ratings were steady enough that the network cancelled the series after three seasons. But right around that time the show hit Netflix, and has been lighting up the Top 10 ever since – to the point that Netflix is now in talks to pick the show up for a fourth season to continue the story. Oh yeah, the story. The show begins with passengers on a flight experiencing a bit of turbulence, only to touch down and discover that for everyone else on Earth, the flight has been missing for five years. The show delves into the mystery behind this strange occurrence, and the changes these passengers have gone through during their flight. Intrigue, sci-fi, and drama coalesce into a binge-worthy show. – Adam Chitwood

Watch Manifest on Netflix

30 Rock

Creator: Tina Fey

Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, and Jack McBrayer


30 Rock is one of the greatest television shows ever made, and also one of the funniest. All seven seasons of the NBC series are now streaming on Netflix, and what set this Emmy-winning show apart from the rest of the pack was the sheer number of jokes that Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock were able to pack into each episode. The series stars Fey as Liz Lemon, a comedy writer who’s the showrunner on an SNL-like sketch series that’s failing in the raitings. She’s forced to add an outlandish famous comedian, played by Tracy Morgan, to the cast and spends most of the show’s run becoming the unlikely protege to her conservative, corporate boss played by Alec Baldwin. This show is silly and delights in the absurd, which is preceisely what makes it so great. — Adam Chitwood

Watch 30 Rock on Netflix

Friday Night Lights

Developed by: Peter Berg

Cast: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki, Minka Kelly, Zach Gilford, Jesse Plemons, Gaius Charles, Scott Porter, Aimee Teegarden, Jurnee Smollett, and Michael B. Jordan


If you’ve never seen Friday Night Lights, you’re about to discover your new favorite show. This hourlong drama series takes place in Dillon, Texas where a fairly new head coach (Kyle Chandler) has been brought in to spearhead one of the most successful high school football teams in the country. This is a town where Friday night football is the be-all, end-all, and the story follows the trials and tribulations of the coach and his family, as well as the lives of his players and other high school students. The series largely eschews teen soap drama for more relatable, grounded, and emotional stories – and it’s all the better for it. Season 2 has one storyline that’s pretty shaky, but beyond that this five-season run is near-perfect and stands as one of the best TV shows of the 21st century. – Adam Chitwood

Watch Friday Night Lights on Netflix

Dead to Me

Created by: Liz Feldman

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Max Jenkins, and Sam McCarthy


Dead to Me is a hard show to explain. It’s a comedy but also a drama; a relationship-focused series but also super dark at times. But really the main selling point is this: it’s Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini being charming and sharp and devious and funny. Without delving into spoilers, the story begins when two strangers played by Applegate and Cardellini meet and bond during therapy over their shared grief. They become close confidants, but slowly secrets are revealed that change the dynamic of their relationship. The first two seasons are currently streaming, with a third and final season on the way. – Adam Chitwood

Watch Dead to Me Here

The Chef Show

If you like cooking shows but hate the facade of cooking shows, it doesn’t get more genuine than The Chef Show. The brainchild of Jon Favreau, the series came about because of Favreau’s apprenticeship under chef Roy Choi while doing research for his indie movie Chef. Each episode of The Chef Show finds Favreau and Choi cooking with a chef or friend, but what sets this series apart is Favreau’s curiosity — he wants to know why each person is doing what they’re doing, and then wants to try it himself to become a better cook. Highlights include episodes with Dave Filoni, Sam Raimi, David Chang, and Wolfgang Puck. – Adam Chitwood

Watch The Chef Show Here


Pretend It’s a City

If the idea of watching Martin Scorsese and Fran Liebowitz crack each other up for half an hour sounds appealing, you’ll love Pretend It’s a City. While technically a docuseries, this is really more just a series of conversations with Liebowitz, a renowned author and public speaker who has lived her whole life in New York City. The two discuss their love of NYC, their hatred of tourists, and various other gripes and complaints about, well, life. It’s hilarious and insightful all at once, and you’ll come away eager for Liebowitz to have her own talk show. – Adam Chitwood


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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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