Netflix has announced that production on the upcoming second season of their live-action fantasy series Fate: The Winx Saga has officially begun in Ireland. The announcement also comes with the release of a brand new video which you can check out below, offering us a preview of the cast’s first table read for Season 2.
In addition, the streamer has also enlisted three new cast members for the new season in the form of Brandon Grace, Éanna Hardwicke, and Paulina Chávez. Grace is set to portray the role of Grey, with Hardwick cast to play Sebastian. As for Chávez, she has officially been tapped for the role of Flora, who in the animated series is one of the main leads and founding members of the Winx Club.
Calling all fairy fans and specialist stans!! Here’s a behind the scenes look at the start of production script read-through for Season 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga pic.twitter.com/Szy3UiUb8z
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 20, 2021
Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 is officially in production!
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/4ro8hrdDkq
— Netflix (@netflix) July 20, 2021
Fate: The Winx Saga is coming-of-age series that follows the story of five unlikely friends attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
The live-action series stars Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, and Elisha Applebaum as Musa. It also features Sadie Soverall, Freddie Thorp, Danny Griffin, Theo Graham, Jacob Dudman, Eve Best, Robert James-Collier, Josh Cowdery, Alex Macqueen, and Eva Birthistle.
Fate: The Winx Saga is executive produced by Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY), Iginio Straffi, and Archery Pictures’ Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier. Young will also serve as the showrunner. Principal Photography has already begun in Ireland.
The animated series was created by Rainbow Group CEO Iginio Straffi in 2004 and has been on-air for almost 15 years. Due to its massive success both in Europe and in the US, the series had produced a growing franchise consists of two spin-off series, merchandise, a fashion doll line, and video games.