Exclusive: The School for Good and Evil to film in Belfast for Netflix

The feature will raise Northern Ireland's already film-friendly profile as a world-class production hub

By Nia Daniels 1 Dec 2020

Exclusive: The School for Good and Evil to film in Belfast for Netflix
Belfast Harbour studios

Exclusive: A feature adaptation of The School for Good and Evil is now preparing to film at Belfast Harbour Studios with director Paul Feig at the helm. 

The Netflix film is based on Soman Chainani’s New York Times best-selling debut novel – the first of six in a series about a school where ordinary boys and girls learn to be fairy tale heroes and villains. The book has sold around 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. 

The story follows follows best friends Sophie and Agatha – the former has ambitions to become a princess and knows she’ll be chosen for the School for Good, as previous alumni Snow White and Cinderella, while Agatha would appear to be a natural student at the School for Evil.

But as their destinations are reversed, their friendship is truly tested... 

Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum and Jane Startz produce alongside Feig and Laura Fischer, working alongside exec producers Chainani, Patricia Riggen and Zack Roth. 

The School for Good and Evil moves into Belfast Harbour Studios hot on the heels of Robert Eggers’ Viking saga The Northman, starring Alexander Skarsgard, which resumed production recently after an enforced hiatus of several months due to the pandemic.

The studios are set to expand, having applied for planning permission earlier this year to build a further six studios comprising 346,000 sq ft. 


This article first appeared on The Knowledge. 

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