The Worst Witch (2017 TV series)

The Worst Witch
Genre Fantasy
Based on The Worst Witch
by Jill Murphy
Written by Emma Reeves
Directed by Brian Grant
Starring Bella Ramsey
Jenny Richardson
Meibh Campbell
Tamara Smart
Clare Higgins
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Marcus Wilson
Producer(s) Lucy Martin
Location(s) Cheshire and Germany
Production company(s) CBBC Productions
Original network CBBC (UK)
ZDF (Germany)
Netflix (international)
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release January 2017[1]

The Worst Witch is an upcoming British-German fantasy children's television series about a group of young witches at a school for magic. The series will star Bella Ramsey, and is based on The Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy (published 1974–2013).[2][3][4][5] It is the fifth adaptation of The Worst Witch series after the 1986 television film, the 1998 television series, the 2001 television spin-off and the 2005 television spin-off.

The series is a co-production between CBBC, ZDF and Netflix.[1][6] The series will be available to stream internationally on Netflix in 2017, and will be made available to members in the UK and Germany after its premiere on CBBC and ZDF.[6] The series will premiere on CBBC in January 2017.[1]






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