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'Fate: The Winx Saga' Has Been Renewed For Season 2 At Netflix

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'Fate: The Winx Saga' Has Been Renewed For Season 2 At Netflix

Less than a month after Season 1 of Netflix's Winx Club live-action adaptation premiered, the streamer announced that Fate: The Winx Saga has been renewed for Season 2. Netflix shared the news with a short teaser on Thursday, Feb. 18, featuring an ominous message from the big bad Rosalind: "I expect they want to know what happens next." Why yes, Rosalind, we do want to know, thank you so much.

Fate Season 1 ended with a series of bombshells. Teenage fire fairy Bloom embraced her fairy powers and solidified her friendships with Stella, Aisha, Terra, and Musa, while Rosalind, Queen Luna, and Andreas claimed Alfea, the magical school, for their own nefarious agenda. Needless to say, they left a whole bunch of unanswered questions and set the stage for a dramatic second season. So fans will be happy to hear that the show hasn't just been renewed, it's been expanded. Instead of another six-episode season, Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 will have eight, meaning more time for magic, mayhem, and, hopefully, ships — Sky and Bloom, I'm looking at you.

There's no word yet on when fans can expect Season 2, though with COVID making production all over the world somewhat unpredictable, it's unlikely to hit Netflix before 2022.

For now, all we know about Season 2 is the episode count, and that stars Abigail Cowen (Bloom), Hannnah va der Westhuysen (Stella), Precious Mustapha (Aisha), Eliot Salt (Terra), and Elisha Applebaum (Musa), are all returning. A press release from Netflix teased "additional casting news" would be announced later, meaning we could be getting some new players in town. Showrunner Brian Young teased, "You never know who might show up at Alfea next term."

Does this mean fans will finally get to see the Trix — witches who fight the fairies in the original cartoon — in the flesh? Or perhaps he's talking about more Burned Ones breaking through the barrier? Or the military presence Queen Luna has installed at the academy? Or maybe Fate will come to grips with the fact that it is just Riverdale with magic and pastels and give us a Jason Blossom cameo. Season 1 ended with Bloom discovering her "Dragon Flame" and a man coming back from the dead, so, really, anything is possible.

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