'Fate The Winx Saga' Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot

Fate: The Winx Saga is one of 2021's first Netflix shows, with a release date set for January 2021. The first trailer for the show came in December, and revealed the cast of the live-action Winx Club reboot, as well as giving a hint of what fans could expect from this story of young fairies at an elite magic boarding school.

When is Fate: The Winx Saga out?

The Winx Club reboot's release date is set for Friday, January 22, 2021. On that day, the full six-episode season will be released at 00:01 a.m. PT. When it airs where you are will depend on your time differences from America's west coast—that means, for example, that the episodes will air at 2:01 a.m. CT, 3:01 a.m. ET and at 8 a.m.in the United Kingdom. PT is eight hours behind UTC/GMT, which should give you some idea of when episodes will be released where you are.

Who is in the cast of Fate: The Winx Saga?

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The cast of 'Fate: The Winx Saga'. Netflix

Fate: The Winx Saga follows cast members star as the fairies and their friends and enemies:

  • Abigail Cowen (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Bloom
  • Hannah van der Westhuysen (Grantchester) as Stella
  • Precious Mustapha (Endeavour) as Aisha
  • Eliot Salt (Normal People) as Terra
  • Elisha Applebaum (Undercover Hooligan) as Musa
  • Sadie Soverall (Rose Plays Julie) as Beatrix
  • Freddie Thorp (The Discovery of Witches) as Riven
  • Danny Griffin (So Awkward) as Sky
  • Theo Graham (Hollyoaks) as Dane
  • Jacob Dudman (The Stranger) as Sam

Also starring in the show is as-yet-unnamed roles are Eve Best, Robert James-Collier, Josh Cowdery, Alex Macqueen and Eva Birthistle.

What is Fate: The Winx Saga about?

The official Netflix plot summary reads: "Fate: The Winx Saga follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence. From creator Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries), Fate: The Winx Saga is a live-action reimagining of the Italian cartoon series Winx Club by Iginio Straffi."

That TV show ran for over 200 episodes from 2004 to 2009, and then in a revived format from 2011 to 2019.

In an interview for the Kids TV Licensing Expo, Straffi said of the live-action reboot, "[for] the 20-year-olds who still like to watch Winx, they will hopefully find their sweet spot in the Netflix original live-action version. It is edgier and darker than what they can imagine after being used to the colorful world of Winx. The target is clearly young adults."

Is there a trailer for Fate: The Winx Saga?

The first promo was released on Friday, December 11 and can be watched now on the Netflix YouTube page. This one-minute promo has the tagline "are you ready to discover the Otherworld? Meet us at the gates of Alfea College on January 22, 2021," and gives a preview of the powers that the fairies will display in the special.

Fate: The Winx Saga comes to Netflix on Friday, January 22, 2021.