Netflix has announced that it's renewing its hit YA fantasy original series, Fate: The Winx Saga, for Season 2.
Season 1 of Fate: The Winx Saga premiered earlier this year on Netflix, and consisted of just six episodes total, but it had topped the Netflix charts since its January 22 release, and maintained its positions in the Top 10 TV shows. The show is loosely based on Winx Club, an Italian animated series that aired on Nickelodeon with more than in the United States with a voice cast that included Ariana Grande, Daniella Monet, and Elizabeth Gillies, so there's a lot of story material the streaming giant can adapt.
Season 2 of Fate will have eight total episodes, two more than the first season, and production of the new episodes is scheduled to start in Ireland later this year.
"The six episodes in season one only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it," showrunner Brian Young said. "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…"
"Winx connects with audiences in the live action adaptation the same way it does in animation," said Iginio Straffi, creator of the Winx Club and Founder and CEO of Rainbow Group. "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."
Fate: The Winx Saga is about a 16-year-old changeling fire fairy who arrives in the Otherworld to join Alfea, the magical school for faeries. She learns that everything she knew about her family isn't true, leading her on a quest to find out who her true parents from, and where she came from.
Abigail Cowen, who plays Bloom, recently had an interview with TheWrap, and she talked about how Season 1 was just the beginning. "That's just kind of a little teaser into what her powers are going to be. And hopefully for the second season, if we get a second season, I think that's just the beginning of them. I think that's why we waited until the very end to tease and show the audience—like, get ready, this is about to get very intense," she said.
The news of Fate's renewal isn't surprising since the show dominated Netflix charts since it's January 22 release. Despite its low production budget and cheesy special effects, I thought Season 1 had a compelling plot and a charming group of characters.
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