We can all use a little magic right now, and Netflix is here to provide it with the upcoming Netflix series Fate: The Winx Saga. The new show tells the story of a bunch of teen fairies at boarding school, promising not only a fantasy adventure, but also plenty of steamy drama. While fans wait for the show to come out, here are the details we know about it, including the cast, trailer, release date, and more.
Fate: The Winx Saga is a live-action reimagining of Winx Club, an Italian animated series that aired from 2004 to 2009 and then was revived on Nickelodeon in 2011, where it ran for eight years. The Netflix version of the show takes a much darker twist on the bright, neon-hued animated Winx Club. In this new take, created by Vampire Diaries writer Brian Young, fans can expect these fairies to experience a few more dramatic ups and downs than their animated counterparts.
The series will focus on Bloom (played by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Abigail Cowen), who discovers she's a fairy who is able to harness the power of fire in her hands. She gets whisked away to Alfea Academy in the Otherworld, where she meets and befriends other fairies like her... and has to face off against some evil forces. Here's what else to know about Netflix's latest fantasy drama series:
Fate: The Winx Saga Release Date
On Dec. 10, Netflix announced all six episodes of the series' first season will drop on Jan. 22, 2021.
Fate: The Winx Saga Trailer
The official trailer for the series, released Dec. 10, shows Bloom discovering her powers before she heads off to Alfea, where she meets the rest of her fairy friends. "Bloom has the potential to be one of the most powerful fairies the world has ever known," someone says as images flash of all the fairies harnessing their elemental powers. The imposing text in the trailer tells audiences, "Channel your element. Change your fate."
On Jan. 19, Netflix released anther trailer that teases even more about the show, including the fairies' unique powers and the danger that looms.
Fate: The Winx Saga Plot
The official synopsis for Fate: The Winx Saga reads:
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.
Fate: The Winx Saga Cast
In addition to Cowen as Bloom, the main cast of the series includes Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, Sadie Soverall as Beatrix, Freddie Thorp as Riven, Danny Griffin as Sky, Theo Graham as Dane, and Jacob Dudman as Sam. Eve Best, Robert James-Collier, Josh Cowdery, Alex Macqueen, and Eva Birthistle also star in the series.
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