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‘Cobra Kai’ Cast & Characters: A Complete Guide to the New & Returning ‘Karate Kid’ Fighters



‘Cobra Kai’ Cast & Characters: A Complete Guide to the New & Returning ‘Karate Kid’ Fighters

The Karate Kid is one of the many classic 80s films to get revived in the 21st Century. We’ve seen sequels for The Terminator, Alien, Star Wars, and even reboots of franchises such as Dredd and Robocop. Yet, it’s arguable that none of them were revived or rebooted as well as The Karate Kid. The hit trilogy received a spin-off show called Cobra Kai, which premiered exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018 before moving to Netflix, becoming one of the streamer’s biggest and most beloved hits.

Unlike the 2011 Karate Kid reboot movie, Cobra Kai is a direct continuation of the original trilogy. We follow Johnny Lawrence, one of the bullies seen in the first film, and how his life has fallen since the battle in the All Valley Tournament. Here, Johnny opens up a dojo and revives the Cobra Kai name and mantra. We see a slew of returning characters and new kids learning the ways of Cobra Kai and Mr. Miyagi.


Cobra Kai is a series with one of the biggest casts on TV, and it can be challenging to keep track of every character. Luckily, we took the time to craft an extensive guide through the world of The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai. Here is every major player in the hit Netflix series.

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Returning Karate Kid Characters

Johnny Lawrence

In a twist on the original franchise, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) is the main character of Cobra Kai. We last saw him getting kicked in the face by Daniel LaRusso at the end of The Karate Kid. Now, he’s a middle-aged man who seemingly peaked in high school. When we first meet Johnny in the present-day, he’s at a very low place. Still, after meeting Miguel and teaching him how to stand up for himself, Johnny realizes that teaching Karate is his calling -becoming a mentor for Miquel and the other kids who enroll at Cobra Kai.

After his old sensei, John Kreese, renters the picture, Johnny has to deal with the changes in his students. Eventually, some of his students favor Kreese’s harsher methods, forcing Johnny to start a new dojo separate from the now Kreese-led Cobra Kai, Eagle Fang Karate, and no, Eagles don’t have fangs.


Daniel LaRusso

Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) was the star of The Karate Kid trilogy and rival of Johnny Lawrence. After the events of The Karate Kid Part III, Daniel met his wife Amanda, has two children, and now runs one of the most prominent car dealerships in California. His life of luxury and success is the complete opposite of Johnny’s, and that contrast, along with the difference in their master’s philosophy, constantly has them at odds with each other.

This rivalry leads to Daniel starting a new dojo, Miyagi Do Karate, where he teaches a less aggressive philosophy, in stark contrast to Johnny’s Cobra Kai. With Kreese in the picture, Daniel and Johnny eventually combine their dojos in a united front against Cobra Kai, leading into the events of season four.

John Kreese

The founder of Cobra Kai, John Kreese (Martin Kove), makes his triumphant return in the season one finale. Johnny’s old master appears to have changed from the taskmaster we’ve come to know from the films, but as the story progresses, we see that he’s as ruthless as ever. From there on, Kreese becomes the main antagonist becoming a problem to both Johnny and Daniel, to the point where Johnny loses control of his dojo.


In season three, we have flashbacks to his military days and see Young Kreese (Barrett Carnahan) learn the harsh truths of war and how it influences his actions in the present day. Kreese starts to build his army of karate masters and weeds out the weaker fighters in Cobra Kai, and now, only the ruthless remain.

Terry Silver

Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) is a close friend of John Kreese and one of the main characters from The Karate Kid Part III. In that film, we learned that Silver gifted Kreese the Cobra Kai dojo, and at the end of season three, we learned that Kreese has requested Silver for help. We haven’t seen Terry Silver yet, but he will be a major player in season four, likely serving as a new foil for Daniel and Johnny.

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New Characters

Miguel Diaz

Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) is a high school student and the next-door neighbor of Johnny Lawrence. After Johnny sees Miguel getting jumped, he decides to take him under his wing, making him the first student of the newly revamped Cobra Kai. Miguel and Johnny have a very special relationship and are helping each other for the better. Under Johnny’s tutelage, Miguel is finally able to fight back. He inspires the “nerds” to join Cobra Kai and learn self-defense, eventually leading to him winning the All Valley tournament.

The Cobra Kai mentality starts to affect Miguel negatively, and he starts to become more hot-headed and aggressive. After his season two fight with Robby, a battle so brutal it left Miguel in a coma, Miguel began to realize that a more level-headed approach to life is better than the No Mercy mentality Johnny initially taught him. This ends with him reuniting with his friends at Myagi-Do and Eagle Fang.

Samantha LaRusso

Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) is the daughter of Daniel and is in a relationship with Miguel. The two are caught in the middle of Johnny and Daniel’s rivalry, which makes their relationship complicated. Sam eventually joins her father’s new Myagi-Do dojo, which leads to even more drama as she gets closer to Johnny’s son, Robby Keene.

Sam was taught karate at a very early age, learning from Daniel and even Mr. Myagi when she was little. She’s been caught up in this karate rivalry and started helping her father train the Myagi-Do students.

Robby Keene

Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) is Johnny’s son and is taken in by the LaRusso family. Johnny was never in Robby’s life, and his mother wasn’t around enough to raise him properly. The kindness that the LaRusso’s showed Robby was helping him change, but after a run-in with John Kreese, he starts to go down a dark path, just like Johnny did back in the 80s.


After putting Miguel in a coma, Robby ends up in juvey and wants nothing to do with Daniel or Johnny. The love triangle between Sam, Miguel, and Robby only complicates things further. This experience only pushes him further into the hands of Kreese, leading to him switching sides by the end of season three.

Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz

Like Miguel, Eli Moskowitz (Jacob Bertrand) is a teenager who’s constantly bullied, but after joining Cobra Kai, he finds his confidence. Unfortunately, the new Eli (now going by Hawk) channels his rage into false bravado, making him the bully he was trying to stand up to not long ago.

Hawk quickly becomes the most vicious of the Cobra Kai students. He starts picking fights, relishing the chance to battle someone. After all of his friends leave, he begins to realize that Kreese is a bit of a psychopath. He starts to change his ways and joins the others at the new Eagle Fang and Myagi Do dojo.

Tory Nichols

Tory Nichols (Peyton List) joins Cobra Kai in season two, and from the beginning, we see she’s already on Miguel’s level of fighting prowess. After his breakup with Sam, Tory and Miguel start to date, but he still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend. This is the start of her rivalry with Sam, but things only escalate when John Kreese takes over Cobra Kai.


Kreese knows that Tory is by far the strongest fighter in Cobra Kai, so he does everything he can to make sure she holds on to her anger and rage. He manipulates her and Robby so he can create the best fighters possible. Unfortunately, for everyone else, Tory seemingly loves the new Cobra Kai, meaning they’ll have a hand full if they cross paths with Tory again.


Demitri (Gianni Decenzo) is a friend of Miguel and Hawk but does not like Johnny or Kreese’s teaching methods. He’s a bit of a coward, and that makes him the odd one out in their friend group. Though, he does eventually find his fighting spirit when he switches to Myagi-Do Karate.

Amanda LaRusso

Amanda LaRusso (Courtney Henggeler) is Daniel’s wife and co-founder of the LaRusso Auto Group. She’s often the voice of reason and constantly tries to get Daniel to end his rivalry with Johnny. In season three, we see Amanda becoming more aggressive when Kreese takes over Cobra Kai.

Kreese seems to bring the worst out of everyone, and Amanda is the only person who thought to call the police regarding this gang war. Unfortunately for her, Kreese is always three steps ahead.

Carmen Diaz

Miguel’s mother, Carmen Diaz (Vanessa Rubio), is reluctant about her son learning karate, but after seeing how happy it made Miguel, she ended up letting him train with Johnny. Her relationship with Johnny grows from there, and they even started dating, but after Robby put Miguel in a coma, she broke all ties with Johnny and rightfully blamed him for what happened.


After Miguel’s recovery, Carmen eventually let Johnny back into her life, but the two have not started dating again. Johnny never gets to confess his feelings because Miguel is caught up in another fight against Kreese’s Cobra Kai.

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Guest Stars and Cameos

Ali Mills

Daniel and Johnny’s old flame from 1984, Ali is one of the few characters returning from the original Karate Kid movie. Played by the fantastic Elisabeth Shue, Ali makes a special appearance and reconnects with Johnny and later Daniel. She and Daniel’s wife, Amanda, hit it off right away as they talked about how intense Johnny and Daniel’s rivalry is and how they haven’t changed after these years.

Ali is married (albeit separated) to her husband, Dr.Gregory Schwarber. Johnny initially reached out to Ali in the first two seasons. Still, after developing feelings for his neighbor, Carmen, he and Ali never pursue any romantic relationship and will remain friends.


Mr. Myagi

The late Pat Morita is seen in various flashbacks to The Karate Kid trilogy. Even though Mr. Myagi isn’t making any new appearances in the series, his presence is felt, and his spirit lives on. Through Daniel opening Myagi-Do Karate and sharing what he learned with his students, Mr. Myagi is one of the most essential characters in the entire series.

Lucille LaRusso

Daniel’s mother, Lucille LaRusso (Randee Heller), makes an appearance in the series. We last heard from her in The Karate Kid Part III, where she was off taking care of Daniel’s Uncle Louie LaRusso Sr. In the present day, she makes a special appearance in Cobra Kai, visiting Daniel and his family for dinner.

Tommy, Bobby, and Jimmy

Johnny’s old high school friends make a special appearance in the second season of Cobra Kai. Tommy (the late Rob Garrison) is gravely ill and isn’t expected to live much longer. Johnny and friends Jimmy (Tony O’Dell) and Bobby (Ron Thomas) decide to have one more adventure together. The four friends go out drinking, hiking, and hanging out like old times.

This episode is extremely touching as it pays tribute to Rob Garrison is passed away not long after filming this episode.


After Daniel is forced to make a business trip to Tokyo, Japan, he takes some time to visit Mr. Myagi’s hometown of Okinawa. There, he reunites with Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), and she helps Daniel remember the teachings of his former sensei. This encounter ultimately led to him learning how to save his Automotive business.


Kumiko achieved her dream of traveling and now heads a dancing group in Okinawa. Kumiko and Daniel’s connection is just as strong here as in The Karate Kid Part II.

Chozen Toguchi

Once Daniel reconnects with Kumiko, she reintroduces him to Chozen (Yuji Okumoto). Initially, he was the main antagonist in The Karate Kid Part II. After seeing Daniel again, Chozen reveals that he spent the rest of his life regretting his actions and felt great shame after The Karate Kid Part II events.

Chozen has changed his ways and helped Daniel understand the philosophy of Myagi-Do Karate. He even teaches Daniel a pressure point technique to immobilize his opponents, something Daniel later uses in a fight with Kreese.


Yuna (Traci Toguchi) makes an appearance and helps Daniel keep his dealership. We were first introduced to Yuna when Daniel saves her from a typhoon in The Karate Kid Part II. Presently, she’s the Senior Vice President of Sales for Donyona International, the same company Daniel needed to see in the first place.


She manages to help Daniel and allows his lifetime contract with Doyona to stand, making sure he doesn’t lose the company he’s worked so hard to build from the ground up.

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Supporting Characters

Louie LaRusso Jr.

Played by Bret Ernst, Louie LaRusso is Daniel’s cousin and is a troublemaker at the LeRusso company. Daniel was doing Louie a favor by hiring him on to his company, but he is lazy and even sets Johnny’s car on fire at one point. He was fired in season one but later given a second chance in season 3.

Anoush Norouzi

Anoush Norouzi (Dan Ahdoot) is one of the employees of the LeRusso automotive company. Anoush is one of the most reliable employees for Daniel and Amanda, consistently helping clean up Louie’s messes.

Later, Daniel and Amanda’s rival, Tom Cole, offers Anoush a higher position and better pay. Anoush is willing to give Daniel and Amanda a chance to match the offer, but Daniel never shows up to the meeting because he’s preoccupied with his dojo. Anoush accepts the offer but later returns to LaRusso Auto and tells them that Cole is trying to force Doyona International to end their contract with the LaRusso’s.



Kyler is the bully Johnny saves Miguel from at the beginning of the series. He’s a high school wrestler, bully, and coward. Kyler and his friends have no issue attacking people they view as weaker than them, but once Miguel learns how to fight back, Kyler starts to back off and even fears Miguel.

Kyler is also Sam’s ex-boyfriend, which only adds fuel to the fire when it comes to his grudge against Miguel and the rest of his friends. In season three, he joins Cobra Kai and becomes a foil for Hawk while also becoming friends with Tory and Robby.


Yasmine (Annalisa Cochrane) goes to West Valley High School with Miguel, Demitri, Hawk, and Sam. She’s your typical popular girl who doesn’t want anything to do with those below her social status. This leads to her clashing with the students of Cobra Kai, who were often the ones being bullied.

After a confrontation with Aisha, Yasmine started to understand what it felt like to be laughed at and realized she was wrong. Once the hierarchy of power changed, so did she. Yasmine has become a friend to those she looked down on and even started dating Demitri.


Yasmine’s best friend, Moon (Hannah Kepple), is another supporting character from West Valley High. Like Yasmine, she was close friends with Sam at the start of the series, but the three had a falling out. After the events of season one, Moon quickly changed and became one of the more forgiving and compassionate characters in the series. She started dating Hawk but ended their relationship after he began to bully Demetri. Moon is often one of the few students trying to put a stop between the dojos and wants everyone to be friends.


Aisha Robinson

Aisha (Nichole Brown) was one of Sam’s friends in the first two seasons. Yasmine and Moon were bullies to Aisha, and that drove a wedge between her and Sam. She eventually joins Cobra Kai and becomes one of Johnny’s top students. However, after the events of the season two finale, her parents moved from the Valley and enrolled her in a new school.


Mitch (Aedin Mincks) quickly joins Cobra Kai and becomes a bully after adopting their “Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.” philosophy. He’s eventually bested by Kyler and is kicked out of Kreese’s dojo. He later joins his friends, Chris and Bert, at Eagle Fang Karate.


Like Mitch, Chris (Khalil Everage) is one of the new members of Cobra Kai, but he did not take kindly to their ruthless mentality. So, he joins Myagi-Do Karate and trains under Daniel and Sam. There, he becomes close friends with Demetri and the other members of the dojo.


Bert (Owen Morgan) is the youngest student at Cobra Kai but still manages to hold his own against the rest of his opponents. He is exiled out of Cobra Kai once Kreese takes over and later joins Eagle Fang Karate. He also has a rivalry with Nathaniel, the youngest student in Myagi-Do Karate.



Nathaniel (Nathaniel Oh) initially was a student of Cobra Kai, where he was best friends with Bert. Though, when he learned that the Cobra Kai students destroyed the Myagi-Do dojo, he, along with Chris, left Cobra Kai and joined Myagi-Do Karate.

Raymond “Stingray”

Stingray (Paul Walter Hauser) is the only adult member of Cobra Kai and happens to be one of the most ruthless. Johnny only lets him join because he is a paying customer, and so his involvement in this teenage drama is often for laughs. He’s eventually arrested for participating in the school fight in the season 2 finale.

Shannon Keene

Robbie’s mother, Shannon Keene (Diora Baird), is someone we don’t know much about outside of her relationship with Robby and Johnny. We know she raised Robby and has long broken up with Johnny, but we only see her bar hopping in the present day. She is now in rehab and seems to be making strides in the right direction.

Her relationship with Robbie is complicated and is one of the reasons he moves in with the LeRusso’s. She later appears in season three, where we learn that she’s currently in rehab. After everything that’s happened in her life, she’s finally ready to make a change.

Anthony LaRusso

Daniel and Amanda’s son, Anthony Larusso (Griffin Santopietro), doesn’t often appear, probably because he has zero interest in karate. We see him when scenes involve the entire LaRusso family, but he’s usually off playing video games.



Lynn (Susan Gallagher) is a character who appears in the series for the sole reason of annoying Johnny. She’s homeless and is often seen near the Cobra Kai dojo, and her interactions with Johnny are usually played for laughs, so it’s always fun when she makes an appearance.

Tom Cole

Tom Cole (David Shatraw) is the owner of Cole’s on Van Nuys. He’s Daniel and Amanda’s business foil and is often trying to compete with LaRusso Auto. He sent Daniel 100 sausages after his billboard was vandalized; he also convinced Anoush to leave the LaRusso’s company. However, after Anoush alerted the LaRusso’s about Cole’s attempt to convince Doyona International to terminate their contract, Yuna steps in and saves Daniel’s business.


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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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