The Winx Saga is here to satisfy your binge-watching needs after Chilling Adventures of Sabrina came to an end in December.. The first episode of the first season aired on the 22nd of January, and it is jam-packed with intrigue, magic, and mystery. It’s understandable that fans are eager to find out if there will be any more episodes after just six.
According to Netflix’s official announcement on February 18, the show will be returning for a second season. This season’s returning cast members include Abigail Cowen, Hannah van der Westhuysen, Precious Mustapha, Eliot Salt and Elisha Applebaum; new cast members will be revealed at a later date. Later this year in Ireland, production of the eighth season will begin.
Because the show is based on the eight-season animated series Winx Club, there will be plenty of material for the next season. For all its flaws, including a whitewashing of the main fairies, Netflix’s live-action series drew in viewers with its intriguing plot.
In the second season, Netflix will be able to address some of the complaints that fans have made. While discussing the controversy of whitewashing, Cowen mentioned Flora, an Earth fairy from the original cartoon who is Latina, in an interview with The Wrap. As she pointed out, Terra, the character played by Eliot Salt, was never meant to take Flora’s place in the show. She also said: “If we are fortunate enough to be granted a second season, I believe Flora will be included, which would be wonderful. I’m not involved in the casting process, but if the show is renewed for a second season, I hope these issues can be addressed. After all, diversity in front of and behind the camera is crucial and much-needed in the industry and around the world, and I hope these issues can be addressed. As a result, I believe it is critical that we continue to have these discussions.”
Bloom, the fairy protagonist played by Cowen, develops her magical abilities and learns the shocking truth about her biological parents in the first season. She is able to come to terms with her past with the help of her classmates at the magical school of Alfea, but not without some major drama. Former headmistress Rosalind has taken over Alfea, and it appears that chaos will ensue when the ladies return in the final episode. Fans eagerly await season two to see how all the loose ends come together.
- Abigail Cowen as Bloom.
- Elisha Applebaum as Musa.
- Eliot Salt as Terra.
- Precious Mustapha as Aisha.
- Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella.
- Danny Griffin as Sky.
- Freddie Thorp as Riven.
- Sadie Soverall as Beatrix.
Season Two: What Would It Be About?
Season one comes to a close with a flurry of activity. Bloom gains her flaming fairy wings after defeating an army of Burned Ones and reaching a new level in her fairy abilities. Using the help of the Queen of Solaria, Rosalind brutally murders the former headmistress of Alfea, Headmistress Farah Dowling, and seizes control of the school. It appears that Bloom’s parents accept and love her despite the fact that she is a changeling, a fairy who was swapped for their human child at birth. This revelation is made by Queen Elizabeth II, who reveals that Sky’s father, Andreas, has been hiding and raising Rosalind’s teenage henchwoman, Beatrix.
Season Two of the Winx Club will bring back a familiar face.
Abigail Cowen, who plays Bloom, recently revealed that if the show gets a second season, they might bring back Flora, a beloved cartoon character. Terra, the earth fairy and a distant cousin of Flora, replaced Flora and Tecna in Brian Young’s Fate comic book series.
Fate’s whitewashing of characters like Musa, who was originally depicted as East Asian but is portrayed by an actress who appears to be white, has enraged some fans. Flora, who is Latina in the cartoons, was left out of the cast. Musa’s actor, Elisha Applebaum, revealed to Digital Spy, “Fan reaction to the casting was heartbreaking. But I hope they liked what they saw and my portrayal of Musa. I wasn’t involved in the casting process.”
“If we are lucky enough to get a second season,” Cowen said to TheWrap, “I think Flora would be brought in and I would definitely welcome that. Because of this, I hope that if there’s a second season, these concerns can be addressed, because I believe that diversity both in front of and behind the camera is essential and much-needed throughout the industry, both nationally and internationally. As a result, I believe these discussions are critical.”
When will the second season be released?
We can only guess at this point as to when fans will be able to return to the Otherworld. Netflix could premiere the next instalment in the series as early as 2022 if development and production are accelerated.
In light of the ongoing debate over the show, what are your thoughts?
Naturally, any live-action adaptation of the Winx Club franchise is going to be scrutinised.
Aside from the show’s overall quality, casting decisions have been the show’s biggest source of controversy. When casting Emily Applebaum for the role of Musa, the character design was based on Lucy Lui, a Chinese-American actress, the role was not given to an actress of Asian descent.
Flora’s character was dropped in favour of Eliot Salt’s Terra Harvey, which enraged fans. Despite the fact that Salt has hinted at Flora’s possible appearance in the second season (and we can confirm this to be the case shortly).
These ‘controversies,’ however, were not, in and of themselves, sufficient grounds for cancelling the show.
When could we expect to see Fate: The Winx Saga season 2 on Netflix?
It could take a significant amount of time before the series makes a return to Netflix. Filming for the series took place in September 2019, before ending after a few months on December 13th, 2019. It then took thirteen months before the series made its debut.
Given the production schedule outlined above, our best guess is that it’ll be out in mid-to-late 2022.