Today we are having a throwback to our childhood by focusing on the Winx reboot: The Winx Saga. When growing up, the Winx was one of the main shows that kept us in front of our TV screens. The cartoon had an impact on not only the millennials but also the Gen Z, to the point that it is almost impossible to look back at the show without the immense escalation of nostalgic feelings. Thankfully, our favorite streaming platform, Netflix, was aware of the cultural effect of the show and decided to bless us with the live action version with the same name, Fate: The Winx Saga.
Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2
When Fate: The Winx Saga first released at the beginning of this year, millions watched the show with high expectations and excitement. Most of the audience was already a fan of the original show, which worked as both bless and curse. It was a bless because there was no need for many advertisement since millions were already hyped up. However, it was also a curse because the demands of the fans were very certain, clear and over the top. Thus, the show got mixed reviews. While some praised the show for revisiting a 2000s classic, the others bashed it for not capturing the essence of the original series.
Regardless of the reviews, it was clear that the show was a result of hard-work and had a massive production value. The creator of Fate: Winx Saga was Brian Young and the directors of the episodes were Lisa James Larsson, Hannah Quinn, and Stephen Woolfenden. Despite criticism, the show proved to be successful and renewed for a 2nd season in February 2021. Even the ones who were opposed to the live action remake of the Winx were hooked up on the new series, enabling it to achieve amazing ratings, to the point of replacing Bridgerton at the most-watched list.
Fate: The Winx Saga Cast
One of the biggest controversies regarding the show was about its casting choices. Especially the fact that Musa, who was supposed to be someone with Asian roots, was portrayed by a white actress, Emily Applebaum, caused millions to criticize the show for whitewashing the original series’ characters. Another case was the fact that the character of Flora was completely wiped out from the show. Since Flora was one of the most loved leads of the original Winx, the decision caused fans to criticized the new production harshly.
Thankfully, the showrunners listened the fans and decided to bring Flora back in the 2nd season of the show, which will be played by Paulina Chávez. Other characters that will be added to the series in its 2nd season will be Sebastian, portrayed by Éanna Hardwick and Grey, portrayed by Brandon Grace. Interestingly, all of these new characters seem to have a secretive dark side full of secrets, according to the leaked information on them.
Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 Release Date
The filming of Season 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga is currently ongoing in Dublin, Ireland. Based on the schedule structure of the previous season, we can expect for Season 2 to be released in late 2022.
In this new season, we expect Bloom to be stronger than ever as her new powers are unlocked in Season 1. We believe she will focus on utilizing her powers while taking them under control. Just like Bloom, we expect other fairies to sprout their wings in the upcoming season, once the triggering force behind this power is being found.
Another important plot point will probably be Rosalind’s hegemony over Alfea College. We still don’t know exactly what she is up to but we expect her to force the students to be soldiers in the war to come.
What do you think of Fate: The Winx Saga? Were you a fan of the original series? Do you think Netflix did a good job in this live action adaptation? Are you excited for Season 2? Let us know in the comments below!