Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron Star in Netflix's "The School For Good and Evil" Adaptation

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The School for Good and Evil (L-R) Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey, Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso. Cr. Helen Sloan / Netflix © 2022
The School for Good and Evil (L-R) Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey, Charlize Theron as Lady Lesso. Cr. Helen Sloan / Netflix © 2022

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Netflix is unleashing a world of magic in a new fairy-tale fantasy. Day two of the streamer's second annual Geeked Week celebration revealed the first look at "The School For Good and Evil," a film adaptation - inspired by author Soman Chainani's bestselling YA hexalogy of books - starring Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron.

We might know how every great fable ends, but where do they begin? Netflix's "The School For Good and Evil" answers that question as misfits/best friends Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) find themselves swept up in a storybook tale of their own.

While Sophie dreams of abandoning her ordinary village life to join the likes of Snow White and Cinderella, Agatha hopes that her grim personality will help her become the wicked witch she's destined to be. The film's first trailer, which debuted on June 7, teased that the two will attend their respective enchanted schools to become young heroes and villains that protect the balance between good and evil. However, Netflix's synopsis reveals that there's a terrible mixup between the two friends.

Agatha gets placed in kind Professor Dovey's (Washington) school, while Sophie finds herself in acid-tongued Lady Lesso's (Theron) evil institution. According to the Schoolmaster (played by Laurence Fishburne), only true love's first kiss can set the girls straight. But a dark figure tied to Sophie's past threatens their only chance of surviving their twisted fairy tale.

Read ahead to find out everything we know so far about "The School For Good and Evil," including the cast, release date, and teaser trailer.

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"The School For Good and Evil" Plot

Here's the logline for "The School For Good and Evil": "Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of a modern fairy tale when they're swept away into an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance of good and evil."

"The School For Good and Evil" Cast

Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron lead the cast for the forthcoming fantasy film. Other stars include Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Kit Young, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Freya Parks, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, Holly Sturton, Emma Lau, Briony Scarlett, and Alex Cubb.

"The School For Good and Evil" Release Date

Netflix has yet to set a premiere date for the film, but the streamer confirmed that it's expected to arrive sometime in September.

"The School For Good and Evil" Teaser