Netflix has just released a trailer for its upcoming live-action Fate: The Winx Saga, giving the vibrant 2000s animation a gritty, familiar live-action makeover!
Based on the long-running Italian cartoon, Winx Club, which emphasises female friendship and follows a team of powerful fairies, the live-action take will take an edgier leap with Vampire Diaries creator, Brian Young.
Interestingly, the series will dive into the ramifications of war across generations that come with a cost, for the characters, their sense of friendship, and mutual support.
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The new series will follow fire fairy Bloom, played by Abigail Cowen, who enrolls at the Alfea School for fairies, a magical boarding school. Fairies live in a separate realm from humans and different fairies possess different powers.
Bloom meets light fairy princess Stella (Hannah van der Westhuysen), athletic water fairy Aisha (Precious Mustapha), aloof mind fairy Musa (Elisha Applebaum), and plucky earth fairy Terra (Eliot Salt). As Bloom tries to learn more about her past and magic, she uncovers more and more dark secrets.
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Basically, this live-action plot is far more dramatic and a little more mature too, creating a more compelling, nuanced plot – perhaps for all of the 2000s babies that are mostly now all grown up, since the Winx Club came out in 2004.
Will you be adding this to your list?