Netflix is bringing back its live-action remake of the Nickelodeon cartoon ‘Winx Club’ with the announcement that ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ season two has begun production. The streaming service made the statement through a press release, saying that the show is being filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Most of the main cast is returning, including Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, Sadie Soverall as Beatrix, Freddie Thorp as Riven, Danny Griffin as Sky, Theo Graham as Dane, Jacob Dudman as Sam, Ken Duken as Andreas and Rob James Collier as Silva.
They will be joined by newcomers Brandon Grace as Grey, Éanna Hardwicke as Sebastian, and Paulina Chávez as Flora. Brian Young, of The Vampire Diaries fame, will return as showrunner and executive producer.
Netflix also released a “behind-the-scenes” look on their YouTube channel:
The synopsis is described as follows, “Bloom, a fairy with fire powers, enrolls at a magical boarding school in the Otherworld called Alfea College. There, she shares a suite with Stella (a light fairy), Aisha (a water fairy), Terra (an earth fairy), and Musa (a mind fairy). With the help of her four new friends, Bloom starts to learn more about her past. Meanwhile, ancient creatures called the Burned Ones return to the Otherworld and threaten everyone at Alfea.”
The show faced some controversy in season one when some in the media accused the show of replacing Hispanic character Flora with Caucasian protagonist Terra. In response, Flora will be introduced in the second season with Chávez portraying the character. There was similar backlash surrounding the character of Musa.
The Wrap reported at the time of the controversy that Young had stated in various interviews that Flora is Terra’s cousin, paving the way for her introduction into the fantasy drama.
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