First trailer for CBBC’s The Worst Witch released

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A 6-minute trailer for CBBC’s new series based on Jill Murphy’s books of the same name has been released on the BBC iPlayer.

CBBC’s The Worst Witch series will start in January 2017 and stars Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones) as Mildred Hubble and Nicola Stephenson (Charlie’s Mum, Helen, in All at Sea) as her mother. The series also stars Clare Higgins (Julia in Hellraiser) as Miss Cackle, Raquel Cassidy (Phyllis Baxter in Downton Abbey) as Miss Hardbroom, Philip Martin Brown (Grantly Budgen in Waterloo Road) and Amanda Holden (judge for Britain’s Got Talent) as Miss Pentangle.

This will be the fifth adaptation of The Worst Witch, after the HBO televison movie in 1986 and the CITV series in 1998 and it’s spin-offs (The New Worst Witch and Weirdsister College).

Outside of the UK, the series will air on Netflix worldwide and ZDF in Germany

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