Ahead of the launch of Fate: The Winx Saga (22 January) which was filmed at Kilruddery House in Bray, Netflix has released a featurette, giving you a behind the scenes look at the series, and its key characters.
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 re-imagining of the Italian cartoon series, WINX CLUB by Iginio Straffi.
Casting includes Abigail Cowen as Bloom (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Fosters), Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella (Grantchester, Lamborghini), Precious Mustapha as Aisha (Endeavour), Eliot Salt as Terra (Normal People, Gameface), Elisha Applebaum as Musa (Undercover Hooligan, No Reasons), Sadie Soverall as Beatrix (Rose Plays Julie), Freddie Thorp as Riven (The Discovery of Witches, Safe, Overdrive), Danny Griffin as Sky (So Awkward, The Gentlemen), Theo Graham as Dane (Clink, Hollyoaks, Brief Encounters) and Jacob Dudman as Sam (The Stranger, Medici, The A List). Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey), Josh Cowdery (Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them) Alex Macqueen (The Thick of It, Sally 4Ever) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn, The Last Kingdom) also star.
FATE: THE WINX SAGA is a Netflix original series from Archery Pictures Production, in association with Rainbow. The six-part series features Brian Young (Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY) as showrunner and executive producer. Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier, from Archery Pictures (Riviera, The State) plus Cristiana Buzzelli and Joanne Lee, from Rainbow, also serve as executive producers.
FATE: THE WINX SAGA will premiere globally on Netflix on 22 January, 2021
FILMED ON LOCATION IN WICKLOW