The series The Worst Witch is based on the popular children’s fictional works by Jill Murphy. The show follows the story of a ten-years old girl who discovers she has the abilities of a witch.
NHK will produce the Japanese version of these finished episodes with a cast of well-known actors in Japan who are particularly popular with young audiences.
'As the number one distributor of children’s’ live action programmes, we are delighted to see this series enchant Japanese children in the very near future' remarked Peter Lang, VP ZDFE.junior at ZDF Enterprises.
Before NHK, the live-action series had already been adapted by Discovery Kids (Latin America), HRT and GMA (Philippines), as well as exploited for Home Entertainment in Germany (Universum Film, Amazon, Google Play, Maxdome, Itunes).