Is The School of Good and Evil based on a book?

Netflix The School of Good and Evil will finally be released on October 19th, and it’s the perfect movie to watch with the whole family!

The School of Good and Evil is a fantasy film directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay co-written by Feig himself and David Magee. You may recognize Feig from his directing work on the comedy films bridesmaids, The heat, spy and ghostbusters. Additionally, Magee is known for writing screenplays for the films Mary Poppins’ Return and Netflix Lady Chatterley’s lover.

The story follows two best friends who suddenly find themselves at odds when they are whisked away to a magical school where fairytale heroes and villains are trained to balance good and evil.

Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie play best friends Sophie and Agatha. Other cast members include Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young and many others. But is the fantasy film based on a novel? Below we shared whether or not The School of Good and Evil is a film adaptation.

Is The School of Good and Evil based on a book?

Yes! The fantasy film is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Soman Chainani, the first book in the New York Times Most sold That School of Good and Evil book series. The book series consists of a total of six books: The School for Good and diabolical, A world without princes, The last ever after, Quests for Fame, A crystal of time and A true king. You can purchase the books on Amazon.

There’s a chance Netflix will adapt the entire book series. If viewership is high enough, Netflix may greenlight more films. So tell everyone you know about the fantasy film to improve its chances of getting more installments.

The School of Good and Evil Reading Order

We’ve shared the reading order so you know where to start if you’re thinking of reading the novels.

  • The School of Good and Evil (2013)
  • A world without princes (2014)
  • The last ever after (2015)
  • Quests for Fame (2017)
  • A crystal of time (2019)
  • A true king (2020)

Be sure to stream The School of Good and Evil when it lands on Netflix on October 19th! Is The School of Good and Evil based on a book?


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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