Netflix gave a nod to Winx. The streamer said today that he has ordered an eight-episode second season of his month-old drama Destiny: The Winx Club, featuring The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Alun Abigail Cowen.
The series follows the coming of age journey of five unlikely friends attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Other World. There they must learn to harness their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries, and monsters that threaten their very existence. Hannah van der Westhuysen, Precious Mustapha, Eliot Salt and Elisha Applebaum perform alongside Cowen.
Destiny: The Winx Club debuted Jan. 22 on Netflix, and Season 2 will begin production this year in Ireland. The streamer said additional casting news is yet to be confirmed.
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The series of Archery Pictures Production in association with Rainbow is based on Winx Club, which was created and produced in Italy by Iginio Straffi, founder and CEO of Rainbow Group. After its launch in 2004, it became one of the most successful animated series in Europe and one of the first Italian series to be sold in the United States.
The Vampire Diaries alumus Brian Young is the showrunner on Destiny: The Winx Saga and executive produced alongside Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier of Archery Pictures and Joanne Lee and Cristiana Buzzelli of Rainbow.
“The six episodes of Season 1 have only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the mighty fairies that inhabit it,” Young said. “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 to Alfea the next term.
Adding Straffi: “Winx connects with audiences in the live adaptation the same way they do in animation. Over the years we have seen Winx become a worldwide phenomenon and millions of fans have faithfully followed the show.