The Fairies Struggle With Evil — and Growing Up — in "Fate: The Winx Saga" Season 2 Trailer
If you've been craving more supernatural dramas since "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" ended, Netflix's series "Fate: The Winx Saga" is here to satisfy your binge-watching needs. The first season premiered on Jan. 22, 2021, and it's filled with tons of drama, magic, and mystery. On Feb. 18, 2021, Netflix confirmed that the series had been renewed for a second season, which will consist of eight episodes. The streamer released the official trailer on Aug. 23, and it foreshadows a dramatic follow-up to the first season's intense conclusion.
The series is based on the animated series "Winx Club," which ran for eight seasons, so there is plenty of source material for the upcoming season. While the Netflix series faced criticism for its live-action adaptation, particularly the whitewashing of some of the main fairies, the intriguing plot certainly drew audiences in.
"Diversity both in front of and behind the camera is vital and much-needed throughout the industry and internationally."
The second season will give Netflix the opportunity to right some of the wrongs fans have addressed. In an interview with The Wrap, Cowen briefly addressed the whitewashing criticism, adding that she hopes Flora — an Earth fairy from the original cartoon who is Latina — will be introduced. "Flora is actually not in our series," she explained, noting that Eliot Salt's character, Terra, was never intended to replace Flora. She added: "If we are lucky enough to get a second season, I think Flora would be brought in and I would definitely welcome that. I'm not a part of the casting process, but I do think, if the series does go to a second season, I think hopefully these concerns are something that can be addressed, because I do think diversity both in front of and behind the camera is vital and much-needed throughout the industry and internationally. So I think it's important that we are having these conversations."
The first season follows Cowen's character, Bloom, as she grows in her abilities as a fairy and uncovers the dark truth about her real birth parents. After teaming up with her classmates at the magical school of Alfea, she is able to come to terms with her past, but not without some major drama. In the final episode, the ladies return to Alfea to find that the school has been taken over by former headmistress Rosalind, and by the looks of it, chaos ensues. With so many loose ends, we can't wait to see how everything comes together in season two.
Ahead, check out what we know about the cast, plot, release date, trailer, and more.
"Fate: The Winx Saga" Season 2 Cast
The second season of "Fate: The Winx Saga" will star returning cast members Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra and Elisha Applebaum as Musa. Additionally, Miranda Richardson will join the cast as the new headmistress Rosalind, while Daniel Betts will play Professor Harvey and Paulina Chávez will portray Latina earth fairy Flora.
"Fate: The Winx Saga" Season 2 Plot
While we don't know too much about the plot of season two, it will definitely see the characters deal with the aftermath of the villainous Rosalind's rise to power. Meanwhile, new villains, romances, and characters will certainly complicate things.
"The six episodes in season one only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it," writer Brian Young said in a statement, per Variety. "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."
"Fate: The Winx Saga" Season 2 Release Date
"Fate: The Winx Saga" season two will be released on Netflix on Sept. 16.