“It’s not Harry Potter for Girls”, says Bella Ramsay on The Worst Witch’s comparison with the Harry Potter series

Everybody loves little bit of magic and fantasy adventure in their lives. The Worst Witch series helps us tap into this feeling just as much. In addition, the best time for such seasons to come out is Halloween! The British children’s collection The Worst Witch is returning with its Season 4 worldwide and we are excited to share its updates. 

If you don’t know about the show, read on to know more!

About the Show:

The Worst Witch is a popular British-German fantasy drama for children. The show is produced by CBBC (the children’s arm of the BBC in the United Kingdom and ZDF in Germany). The show has Brian Grant as the director and Marcus Wilson, Arne Lohmann, Nicole Keep, and Tamara Rothenberg as the executive producers. The series premiered on CBBC on January 11, 2017 and then sooner was available for international viewing on Netflix on July 22, 2017

The series is based on the books written by Jill Murphy of same name which were published during the years 1974-2018. This series is apparently the 5th adaptation of these books after a television film in 1986, a television series in 1988, the 2001 and 2005 television spinoff. 

The Worst Witch Plot:

The story revolves around a normal girl who suddenly gets to enter a magical world and school where she finds herself out of place. The story is about Mildred Hubble who is living with her mother Julie and her life changes the minute Maud Spellbody crashes her broomsticks into her balcony. Now she is in the school which is known for young witches known as Cackle’s Academy. There her training begins with the help of her headmistresses Miss Cackle and scary deputy Miss Hardbroom. But apparently, learning how to be a witch is not easy as it seems. Hence Mildred suffers with all the lessons and some humorous potions with wrong recipes. 

And that’s the reason why audience is so hooked with this show as we get to see her journey to becoming a better witch. Of course the fans had a serious doubt about its similarities with the Harry Potter book series; but on that note the lead Bella Ramsey explained “It’s not Harry Potter for girls because girls like Harry Potter as well. Anyone can watch The Worst Witch – it’s quite a versatile programme, even though most of the cast are female. Mildred Hubble is a witch for everyone. Boys can watch it too.”

Characters of the show:

We see Bella Ramsey who we all know as the fiercely independent Lyanna Mormont from ‘Game of Thrones’ as lead Mildred Hubble. Maud Spellbody is played by Meibh Campbell in Season 1 and Megan Hughes in Season 2. One more interesting character Enid Nightshade is played by Tamara Smart. Ethel Hallow is played by Jenny Richardson and Esmerelda Hallow is as Miriam Petche.

Other important characters are  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 season 4 release date:

We know ‘The Worst Witch’ Season 3 released on January 7, 2019 on CBBC for the UK audience. It was all set to release on July 26, 2019 on Netflix for the US and international audience. The network renewed the show very soon after season 2 and next season came to surprise us. So it is likely that we will get to watch the season 4 soon because of popularity and love from fans. According to the previous seasons, there is chance season 4 will be released on sometime in January, 2020.

You all can watch the trailer below:


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