'Fate: The Winx Saga' continues production for season 2. Find all the latest updates here.
Bloom and the rest of the students and faculty of Alfea College get a chance at redemption after Netflix officially renews the fantasy, teen drama series for season 2.
'Fate: The Winx Saga' is a darker live-action adaption of the popular Nickelodeon animated series 'Winx Club'.
The series premiered on Netflix on January 22, 2021, and ended in a major cliffhanger.
The first season concluded on a grim note. Rosalind managed to cunningly and murderously find her way back to power, signaling a big change that's about to happen in Alfea College.
Let's go ahead and dive right into everything there is to know about 'Fate: The Winx Saga' season 2.
Yes, it is! 'Fate: The Winx Saga' is officially returning for season 2. The show was immediately renewed by Netflix on 18 February 2021, less than a month since the show premiered.
The show gathered mixed reviews from critics but proved to be very popular among the audience. Lead star Abigail Cowan was thrilled with the enormous support they received for the show.
"It's a crazy thing to see people respond so, so well to something that you poured so much into and is just a project that's really close to your heart. Before it comes out, it's a nerve-racking thing — then when it comes out, and you have this kind of response, it's a really wonderful feeling," Cowan told Buzzfeed.
There is still no release date for now, but season 2 will likely drop by 2022.
'Fate: The Winx Saga' premiered on Netflix on 22 January 2021. If everything goes well, we will likely see season 2 around the same time next year.
The show officially entered production on July 2021.
The returning cast gathered to meet new cast members Brandon Grace as Grey, Éanna Hardwicke as Sebastian and ... Paulina Chávez as Flora!!! 💕 pic.twitter.com/wIn4Tbfhyy— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) July 20, 2021
There's looming darkness waiting in the corners of Alfea College. Rosalind managed to escape prison after tricking and using Bloom's power. She is now in charge of the magical boarding school after murdering the headmistress Farah Dowling.
Even more surprising is the revelation that Andreas is alive, to the complete disbelief of his son Sky. All those times, he didn't "die" a war hero. Silva tried to kill Andreas 16 years ago in hopes to stop him from wiping out the entire city and killing innocent people in the process.
However, Andreas unknowingly survived the battle and has remained in hiding, waiting for the perfect time he could return and assist Rosalind in her sinister plans. When Andreas finally shows up, Silva gets arrested for attempting to murder him in the past.
Showrunner and executive producer Brian Young teased that season 1 was just the tip of the iceberg.
"The six episodes in season 1 only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it," Young told Variety following the show's renewal. "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..."
Perhaps the only good thing that came out before the season ended is Bloom's flame wings. In a crazy experiment conducted by Rosalind, Bloom has proven that she could handle nefarious threats, including The Burned Ones, who managed to enter the barrier through Rosalind's help. Bloom transformed into a full fairy, grew her flame wings, and accessed the ancient magic everybody thought was lost.
Rosalind has warned Dowling that a war is coming and that Bloom's powers will be needed. Rosalind makes it clear that she is the only one who could train Bloom to harness her full potential. In order to do that, Rosalind kills Dowling and reinstated herself as the new headmistress. But knowing Rosalind's cunning nature, we wouldn't be surprised if she finds a way to steal Bloom's powers for herself.
For season 2, Bloom will likely focus on finding where her birth parents are. Rosalind has promised to help her find them when all the chaos is over, but she's not the kind of person you can trust.
Meanwhile, Sky will have to deal with the fact that his father has been alive all along, raising an adoptive daughter while his real son grew up without a father.
Some of the characters didn't make it out alive when the first season ended. Farah Dowling (Eve Best) was killed after Rosalind snapped her neck. Hence, her chances of returning for season 2 are very low, unless through flashbacks and some magical twist.
As for the rest of the characters, the following cast members could return.
Abigail Cowen as Bloom Peters
Elisha Applebaum as Musa
Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella
Precious Mustapha as Aisha
Eliot Salt as Terra Harvey
Danny Griffin as Sky
Sadie Soverall as Beatrix
Freddie Thorp as Riven
Eva Birthistle[a] as Vanessa Peters
Robert James-Collier as Saul Silva
Lesley Sharp[b] as Rosalind
Ken Duken as Andreas
Netflix also announced new cast members who will be joining the second season. They are Brandon Grace as Grey, Éanna Hardwicke as Sebastian, and Paulina Chávez as Flora.
We probably have to wait until late 2021 or early next year before seeing the official trailer for 'Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2'. We will update this space once the official trailer is released. In the meantime, here's the season 1 trailer for you to enjoy. 'Fate: The Winx Saga' is available for streaming on Netflix.