Netflix Adapting Winx Club Saga as a Live-Action YA Series

Netflix is adapting the Winx Club animated series into a young adult live-action show. The new series will be titled Fate: The Winx Saga, with Abigail Cowen (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) starring as Bloom.

Principal photography on the series has already begun in Ireland, according to Deadline. The six-episode show will be produced by original series producer Rainbow Group and Archery Pictures. This is not Netflix's first Winx project, as the company released an animated spinoff called World of Winx in 2016.

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Fate: The Winx Saga will center on five girls attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld. It will be a coming-of-age story full of magic, romance and monstrous enemies as this group of friends learns to control their powers and work together.

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The original Winx Club was created by Iginio Straffi, founder of the Italian production company Rainbow Group, in 2004. The show was mostly aimed at children and focused on fairy girls on the verge of adulthood studying, finding romance and fighting villainous witches. The show ran for eight seasons and became one of the most popular European animated series of its time.

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Fate: The Winx Saga is executive produced by Brian Young, Judy Counihan, Kris Thykier and Iginio Straffi, with Young also serving as showrunner. The show does not have a release date yet.

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