‘The Worst Witch’ is a British-German fantasy television series that is an international co-production between ZDF, CBBC, and Netflix. The series debuted on CBBC on January 11, 2017, but was available for international viewing thanks to Netflix on July 22, 2017. CBBC Productions and ZDF are the companies backing the production of the show, while Lucy Martin is the producer.
‘The Worst Witch’ has Brian Grant as the director and Marcus Wilson, Arne Lohmann, Nicole Keep, and Tamara Rothenberg as the executive producers. The series is based on the books of Jill Murphy titled ‘The Worst Witch’ books which were published in 1974-2018 and has been written for television by Emma Reeves. It is also the fifth adaptation following a television film in 1986, a television series in 1988, a television spin-off in 2001, and another in 2005.
The show has garnered a steady fan following and is rather popular for its twist on the tropes of boarding school and fantasy stories. It has seen a total of three successful seasons so far. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season of the show.
The Worst Witch Characters
The characters of this series include Mildred Hubble played by Bella Ramsey who fans might recognize as the fiercely independent Lyanna Mormont from ‘Game of Thrones‘. The role of Maud Spellbody is played by Meibh Campbell in Season 1 and Megan Hughes inSeason 2. Enid Nightshade is another important character which is played by Tamara Smart. Ethel Hallow is charmingly played by Jenny Richardson and Esmerelda Hallow is cast as Miriam Petche.
Other important characters in the show are as follows: Drusilla Paddock played by Tallulah Milligan, Felicity Foxglove played by Dagny Rollins, Miss Ada Cackle played by Claire Higgins, Miss Hecate Hardbroom played by Raquel Cassidy, Miss Bat played by Wendy Craig, Miss Drill played by Shauna Shim, Algernon Rowan-Webb played by Philip Martin Brown, Mrs. Tapioca played by Zita Sattar, Miss Gullett played by Kacey Ainsworth, Julie Hubble played by Nicola Stephenson, Agatha Cackle played by Claire Higgins, Mrs. Ursulla Hallow played by Emma Handy, Mr. Nathaniel Nightshade played by Jonathan Ojinnaka, Mrs. Narcissus Nightshade played by Holly Quin-Ankrah, Sybil Hallow played by Trixie Hyde.
The Worst Witch Plot: What is it about?
‘The Worst Witch’ revolves around the life and adventures of Mildred, who finds herself in a magical world and in a school no less where she has to learn and practice magic. While the innocent girl lives a carefree life with her mother Julie, unaware of her magical potential, all that changes on the day Maud Spellbody crashes her broomstick into their balcony.