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Every Major Ozark Character Death So Far, Including Season 4 Part 1



Every Major Ozark Character Death So Far, Including Season 4 Part 1

Netflix’s hit original Ozark is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, and also one of its more violent entries. The Jason Bateman-led series is not afraid to drop characters in pretty upsetting ways, even characters that fans thought were untouchable. Of course, after Season 3 it’s kind of known no one is untouchable, though that doesn’t make the major deaths of the season any less painful.

Because there have been so many deaths in Ozark, and they’ve all been fairly relevant to the story, it feels apt to recap all the major deaths of the series thus far. Starting with Season 1, here are all the major characters who have died, and how it went down. Obviously, major Ozark spoilers ahead (through Season 4 Part 1). 

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Russ And Boyd Langmore (Season 1)

The Langmore brothers Russ and Boyd originally hatched a scheme with their niece Ruth to steal the Byrde’s cartel cash stash for themselves. While Boyd didn’t have much impact on the story overall, Russ’ death has had a profound impact on Wyatt’s arc in Ozark, and his secret sexual relationship with FBI agent Roy Petty impacted future events as well.

How Russ And Boyd Died On Ozark


When Ruth proved unreliable in her efforts to get Marty Byrde’s cash location, Russ and Boyd decide to go over to the Blue Cat lodge and kill Marty and skip town. Ruth ends up turning on her uncles and, in a character-defining moment, rigged a dock to electrocute both men when they arrived at the Blue Cat Lodge.

Del in Ozark

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Camino Del Rio (Season 1)

“Del” was the Byrde family’s first handler when Marty first proposed the move to the Ozarks. He ultimately worked towards the interests of the Navarro cartel, and wasn’t too concerned about doing whatever it took to ensure Marty delivered on his promise to launder drug money.

How Del Died On Ozark

After some trouble with the heroin-dealing Snell family, Del was brought to a negotiation that Marty believed would be mutually beneficial for both sides. Unfortunately for Del, he used the word “redneck” in front of the insane and easily irratated Darlene Snell who murdered the cartel cell leader without a second thought soon after. Del’s death was covered up by the Byrdes and Snells, though inevitably the Snells had to kill their right hand Ash to repay the transgression.

Buddy in Ozark

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Buddy Diker (Season 2)

Buddy was the Byrde family’s terminally ill roommate when they moved to the Ozarks, and stayed with them until his death. Buddy came of use to the Byrdes on many occasions, most notably in connecting Marty to the Kansas City mafia and torching the Snell family’s poppy fields.

How Buddy Died On Ozark


Despite Buddy’s various perilous acts in Ozark, he ultimately died the way he believed he would. Buddy’s “bum ticker” went out on him after he torched the Snells fields, which was probably for the best, considering what they would’ve done to him once they found out.

Roy Petty in Ozark

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Roy Petty (Season 2)

Roy Petty was the first FBI agent charged with tracking the Byrde family as they carried out money laundering for the Navarro drug cartel. Petty sought to expose Marty and family’s criminal activities, and resorted to whatever lengths it took in an effort to make that happen. As FBI characters later lament in Ozark, some of what he accomplished as head of the operation was outweighed by the numerous illegal activities he committed to achieve them.

How Roy Petty Died On Ozark

After trying to manipulate many who associated with the Byrde’s, Roy Petty finally bit off more than he could chew with Cade Langmore. The FBI agent assumed his government status would allow him to mouth off to Cade without consequence, but instead it got him bludgeoned to death by Ruth’s psychopathic father. Roy’s death ultimately brought his ex FBI Agent Trevor onto the case.

Darlene and Jacob Ozark

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Jacob Snell (Season 2)

The unofficial mayor of the area, Jacob Snell held dominion over the Missouri Ozarks with his heroin production business. With his wife Darlene at his side, the Snells entered an uneasy alliance with the Byrdes and the Navarro cartel. The deal was ultimately dissolved due to Darlene intentionally spiking their heroin supply, and it took a lot of doing on Jacob’s part to prevent the Navarro cartel from killing her.

How Jacob Snell Died On Ozark


Jacob Snell ended up dying by Darlene’s hand when his wife poisoned him with ground up cherry pits in his coffee. It was one of Ozark’s most surprising deaths, made all the more surprising that the two still seemed very much in love and understanding of each other even after Jacob learned what Darlene had done.

Mason Young on Ozark

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Mason Young (Season 2)

A righteous preacher in Ozark Season 1, Mason Young learned the hard way what happens when rejecting an offer from dangerous people. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by the Snells shortly after they delivered his son Zeke. The trauma from the event drove Mason from the Ozarks, only to become a homeless preacher on street corners.

How Mason Young Died On Ozark

Mason’s son Zeke is taken by the state, which led him to blame the Byrdes for what happened. Mason kidnaps Wendy, and while Marty negotiated an impossible deal for Zeke to return to him, Mason was suspicious. His paranoia resulted in him trying to kill Marty and Wendy, which ultimately led Marty to accidentally shoot Mason through the neck. The Byrdes took custody of Zeke, but were forced to give custody to Darlene Snell later.

Cade Langmore on Ozark

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Cade Langmore (Season 2)

Ruth Langmore’s father was mentioned in Ozark in Season 1, but didn’t come into the story until Season 2. Ruth’s father resented the father/daughter relationship Ruth had with Marty, and was generally a pain in everyone’s side including Ruth.

How Cade Langmore Died On Ozark


Cade puts his hands on the Byrde’s teenage daughter Charlotte, and that was just one step too far for Wendy. With the help of Helen Pierce, she orchestrated a hit on Cade, which resulted in him getting gunned down on his way out of The Ozarks. Ruth later learned Wendy had a hand in her father’s death, and resented Wendy for not taking the same steps when she was almost killed by Frank Jr.

Ben and Wendy in Ozark

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Ben Davis (Season 3)

Wendy Byrde’s wild brother came in like a firecracker in Season 3 of Ozark, and it was obvious to many fans he wasn’t long for the world. Ben said what was on his mind, which we all know is never good when there are paranoid cartel associates on just about every block in town.

How Ben Davis Died On Ozark

After being put in a state hospital to treat his bipolar disorder following an arrest, Ben was sprung from the facility by Ruth with the help of Darlene Snell. An unhinged Ben then went to Helen Pierce and revealed what she really did for a living to her teenage daughter. The Byrdes tried to protect Ben as best they could from the murderous Helen, but Wendy inevitably gave up his location to Helen’s hitman Nelson when she realized he could endanger the entire family.

Helen in Ozark

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Helen Pierce (Season 3)

Once Del was gone, Helen Pierce stepped into the picture to be the effective point man for the interests of the Navarro Drug Cartel. Eventually, Helen entered more of a collaborative partnership with the Byrdes and was a part of the seemingly impossible casino deal that went through.

How Helen Pierce Died On Ozark


After she got her way and killed Ben, Helen began making moves in an effort to remove the Byrdes from the Navarro operation permanently. Unfortunately for her, Wendy’s sacrifice of Ben mixed with Marty’s promise to get the FBI to take down his rival made the Byrdes indispensable, and Helen not so much. She was killed shortly after she arrived at Omar Navarro’s compound with Marty and Wendy, much to the surprise of the Byrdes.

Sheriff Nix (Season 4, Part 1)

Darlene Snell’s hold in the Ozarks was partly rooted in fear, though she also had the law on her side. With Sheriff Nix in her pocket, Darlene was able to avoid trouble with law enforcement, as well as occasionally use him as muscle in order to make life difficult for the Byrdes and others through legal means. 

How Sheriff Nix Died On Ozark

The Byrdes managed to minimize Nix’s impact on their lives in Season 4, but that wasn’t enough for their new partner Javi Elizonndro. Javi had a chance encounter with the sheriff when Nix visited Helen Pierce’s estate, and killed him without a second thought. 

Frank Cosgrove Sr. (Season 4, Part 1)

Frank Cosgrove Sr. came into Ozark as the head of the Kansas City mob, and quite a tough customer. Buddy, who knew Frank from his past, gave Marty an introduction, and he’s been in and out of the story ever since both as a friend and foe. 

How Frank Died On Ozark


The Kansas City mob wasn’t much of a factor in the first half of Ozark Season 4, and with good reason. Darlene owed Frank Cosgrove Sr. a good deal of money, and because of that, they had no working relationship. Frank Sr. eventually got impatient and confronted Darlene Snell in her home, hoping to intimidate her into paying out her money. Darlene walked into the kitchen, and reappeared with a loaded shotgun and killed Frank before he even had a chance to react. It wasn’t a huge surprise to fans, though obviously Frank Sr. never saw it coming. 

Darlene Snell (Season 4, Part 1)

Darlene Snell started off as the wild card wife behind the otherwise level-headed Jacob Snell, and then she killed him. Darlene then became a drug kingpin in the Ozarks, and not a very reasonable one at that. Darlene gave the Byrdes plenty to worry about throughout the series, even in the times where their interests aligned. 

How Darlene Snell Died On Ozark

Who would’ve guessed Darlene Snell would die before the final batch of episodes? The murderous drug lord met her end when Javi arrived, hoping to eliminate all Navarro competition in the Ozark area. Darlene, like many this season, didn’t even have a chance to react. The bullet was in her gut before she even saw it coming. It seemed possible she might’ve survived due to the placement of the injury, though Ruth’s arrival to the house later suggested Darlene did indeed die. 

Wyatt Langmore (Season 4, Part 1)

Ruth Langmore’s cousin was known as the brains of the family, and throughout the series, went a couple of different directions. Perhaps the most surprising twist came for Wyatt in Season 3, when Darlene Snell took him in as a lover. The two formed a real romance despite their age difference, and co-parented the little baby Zeke. 

How Wyatt Langmore Died On Ozark


Wyatt Langmore wasn’t involved in any of Darlene’s antics really, but Javi couldn’t leave any loose ends. Therefore, Darlene’s husband and Ruth’s cousin took a bullet right between the eyes, and Javi walked out without another word. Unfortunately for Javi, that might’ve been a mistake as now Ruth Langmore is on a warpath to take him out.

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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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