‘Fate: The Winx Saga’: Netflix Renews Fairy Drama For Season 2
Netflix has handed a 2nd Season order to supernatural YA series ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ the streaming service has announced.
Inspired by the Italian animated franchise, ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
The cast set to reprise their roles includes Abigail Cowen (‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’) as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen (‘Grantchester’, ‘Lamborghini’) as Stella, Precious Mustapha (‘Endeavour’) as Aisha, Eliot Salt (‘Normal People’, ‘Gameface’) as Terra, and Elisha Applebaum (‘Undercover Hooligan’, ‘No Reasons’) as Musa. Additional casting news for season two will be announced at a later date.
The season two order includes 8 one-hour episodes and is a Netflix original series from Archery Pictures Production, in association with Rainbow. Brian Young (‘Vampire Diaries’, ‘Kyle XY’) returns as showrunner and executive producer. Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier from Archery Pictures (‘Riviera’, ‘The State’) plus Cristiana Buzzelli and Joanne Lee from Rainbow also return as executive producers.
“The six episodes in season one only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it,” comments Young. “As Bloom’s story continues to evolve, I can’t wait for you to learn even more about Aisha, Stella, Terra, and Musa! And you never know who might show up at Alfea next term…”
The original ‘Winx Club’ animated series was created by Iginio Straffi, and ran for 8 seasons in total. The first four ran from 2004 to 2009, and it was then sold to the US and revived by Nickelodeon who ran it from 2011 to 2019.
“Winx connects with audiences in the live-action adaptation the same way it does in animation,” adds Straffi. “Over the years, we have seen Winx grow into a global phenomenon and millions of fans have faithfully followed the show. Thanks to this loyal support, ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ is a massive worldwide success, with a second season underway at Netflix that will continue the story to the delight of fans and viewers everywhere.”
Production on ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ Season 2 is set to begin later in 2021.
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