Vampire Diaries meets Harry Potter meets Gossip Girl, Fate: The Winx Saga might be just the nostalgic, coming of age series we have all been waiting for. Based on the Italian/American cartoon Winx Club, this remake from Netflix is highly anticipated by old and new fans alike.
Netflix describes the series, created by original Winx Club creator and animator Iginio Straffi, as a “coming-of-age journey of five fairies” as they “learn to master their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence” all while attending a magical boarding school (Harry Potter fans, sound familiar?).
The show has been pushed back to early 2021, its original date being the end of this year and unfortunately there is no trailer yet, but what do we know so far?
The series is produced by Brian Young, who co-executive produced The Vampire Diaries, giving us high hopes that this show will live up to all our fantasy teen drama expectations.
Another familiar name to those who enjoy a Netflix guilty pleasure is Abigail Cowan, who’s character Dorcas was recently killed off from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, another successful remake from the streaming site. Cowan stars as Bloom and will be joined by several other young actors, including some newcomers, in the roles of her fellow fairies.
Straffi, who has been planning for a live action version of the hit Nickelodeon show for years has said that this version will be "edgier and darker than they (the older audience of Winx Club) can imagine after being used to the colorful world of Winx."
The show has been filming in the Republic of Ireland so we can expect to see it set against an impressive background, as most have come to expect with fantasy shows of this kind.
Although we are still waiting for season one, Netflix has already renewed the show early so we can look forward to at least two seasons of distraction from the fact that we can’t join the Winx girls at Alfea, the fairy version of Hogwarts.
In the meantime, two seasons of the original series are available on Netflix so you can catch up before the new series premieres.