Recently it was announced that the Netflix, live action, ‘Fate of the Winx Saga’ show was getting cancelled after two seasons. Now franchise creator Iginio Straffi, has posted on Instagram that a new animated reboot was coming as well as a movie.
“I am working on many exciting Winx projects in the near future, some of which I take so much joy in sharing with you. First off – a brand new CG Winx animated series reboot is going into production. Yes, a reboot that I promise to sweep you back to the Winx world. For all the love you have given to Winx, I am working hard hoping to bring you a top-quality movie you can experience the Winx world, embracing once again all the core values of what this iconic brand has meant to you.”
In regards to the cancelation of ‘Fate of the Winx Saga’ Straffi posted on Instagram:
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You rarely hear from me as I am not very active on social media, but I feel the need to reach out to the global Winx family to reassure you that it is for a bigger reason that Fate: The Winx Saga will not return to Netflix. The news that there will be no season three should not have been delivered in such an abrupt way, disregarding of our involvement and your feelings, by someone who was only part of the Winx Club journey for a few years, after being appointed by Netflix to work on the Fate series. Therefore, unable to grasp the emotional attachment of the fan community and Rainbow’s care of the Winx World.”
The news was met with people asking the creator for more of the live-action show on Netflix, to which he responded that he has no control over that.
“Thank you for all your messages that I can’t stop reading, but I must clarify a little misunderstanding that my post has generated: the final decision to produce or not season 3 of Fate is up to Netflix only.
I just took this chance to share some positive news with you regarding my next plans for Winx club, because no matter what: Winx Club Forever!”
‘Fate of the Winx Saga’ had it’s fans and was rated at 40% critical and 82% audience on Rotten Tomatoes. But there were only a few critical reviews. The show might not have been performing well enough given that it was cancelled after two seasons. Netflix is known for being swift and brutal when it comes to cancellation on properties that don’t perform to their expectations.
For those who enjoyed the animated show it seems they are going back to their roots with the new CG series and film. However it is a reboot so that could mean some big changes.
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