'Fate The Winx Saga': All the Signs that the Show is Getting a Season 2

Fate: The Winx Saga is the latest major Netflix release to shoot to the top of the streamer's charts around the world—in fact, at the time of writing, the Winx Club live-action remake is the most-watched show on Netflix in over countries. Despite this, the young adult fantasy drama has not been renewed for Season 2. This does not mean, however, that there are not some positive signs that a renewal of the show is not likely to be announced in the following months.

All the signs that Fate: The Winx Saga is getting a Season 2

Netflix charts

Though a number one placing on the Netflix charts is not a sure sign that a show will get renewed, it is a fairly good indication.

In 2020, about 25 different Netflix originals that were not limited series and/or already canceled made it to the top of the U.S. Netflix charts. Of these, only one has been outright canceled (Away, canceled after one season in 2020) and around five are still pending. This means that the vast majority of non-miniseries Netflix originals that make it to the top of the charts get renewed for more, meaning that the odds of fans getting more Fate are very good.

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'Fate: The Winx Saga' shot to the top of the Netflix charts around the world, making Season 2 likely. Netflix

Short Season 1

The first season of Fate: The Winx Saga, as fans who have eagerly binged through the show will know, is a very short six episodes. Though in regular network TV a short season can be a sign that a network does not have much faith in a show, the opposite is often true on Netflix.

More recently, there is a trend on the streamer whereby they order a season of around 16-20 episodes, which they then split into two 'parts,' which are then released separately. Recent shows that have done this include Lucifer, Unsolved Mysteries and Lupin.

Though it seems like this is not the case with Fate (per Deadline, the original order for the show was six episodes), its short run is still a good sign when combined with its success on the Netflix charts. If the show was canceled after six episodes, it would be one of the shortest-run dramas on the streamer ever, something that would sure to leave the many Winx Club fans around the world currently watching the show.

Cliffhanger

If the show is not given a second set episodes, no one told the writers, who ended the first set of episodes with a fiery cliffhanger that will leave fans hungry for more (spoilers ahead). In Episode 6, Bloom (Abigail Cowen) shows the full extent of her powers something the show seems raring to explore in more episodes.

Speaking to The Wrap, Cowen explained: "Hopefully for the second season, if we get a second season, I think that's just the beginning of them. I think that's why we waited until the very end to tease and show the audience, like, get ready, this is about to get very intense."

Casting

When the cast was announced for the Netflix show, a number of Winx Club fans were disappointed to see that some major characters were missing, including the Latinx fairy Flora (controversially replaced by white character Terra) and the technology fairy Techna. In the Nickelodeon animated original,Techna was introduced in the later seasons, which could hint that the show too is waiting until a later instalment to introduce other fairies into the world.

Cowen herself hinted that Flora could appear in the future following the whitewashing backlash against the show. "If we are lucky enough to get a second season, I think Flora would be brought in and I would definitely welcome that," she said.

Fate: The Winx Saga is streaming now on Netflix.