Status for season 5
The series is NOT cancelled. However, it has not yet been renewed or cancelled for season 5
A fantastic and ambitious re-imagining of the hugely popular Jill Murphy books and the fifth adaptation of the series, The Worst Witch centres on Mildred Hubble, a girl from a world outside of magic who finds herself landing head first – quite literally - at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. Although she tries her best, her lack of magical knowledge sees her constantly getting things wrong and the series follows her adventures as she strives not to be The Worst Witch.
Key cast members include Olivier award-winning actress Clare Higgins as Miss Cackle alongside Downton Abbey star, Raquel Cassidy, as formidable deputy head, Miss Hardbroom.
The show also features talented new comers Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Mildred Hubble and Meibh Campbell and Tamara Smart as her best friends, Maud Spellbody and Enid Nightshade. The series follows their friendship as they navigate the trials and tribulations of a new school, the intrigue, the drama - and the rivalries - which come in the form of Mildred’s arch enemy, Ethel Hallow, played by Jenny Richardson.