Fate: The Winx Saga: 5 trivia facts about the Netflix series

The series moves away from the original animated series to win over the streaming audience: here are some curious facts about the characters and plot

Fate: The Winx Saga is the Netflix TV series of the moment. It recalls, with a certain nostalgia, the famous Winx animated series but, at the same time, it departs from the original and adapts to the needs of a more mature audience.

Yes, because those who believe that the title is a sort of re-adaptation of the cartoon, will be disappointed. It is in fact a young adult, with more mature and dark traits, a bit like what happened with The Terrible Adventures of Sabrina. For these reasons, it can be considered an independent product, although of course we find some of the main characters and the mix of real life and magic that made the cartoon famous worldwide. But what are the differences with the animated series and other curiosities that make the series even more fascinating? Here are five, but between episodes you can find even more.

Fate: The Winx Saga is not a series for children

The first curiosity that becomes evident from the first episode is that Fate: The Winx Saga is different from the animated series Winx Club, created in Italy by Iginio Straffi and aired from 2004 to 2019.

The genre is called young adult, that is, a product that tells the stories of young characters, but deals with topics also and especially suitable for an adult audience.

The protagonists are 5 fairies and not 6: Tecna is absent

Tecna, the fairy of technology, is only mentioned but does not appear.

The roles are also slightly changed, for example Musa is the fairy of emotions and not the one of music, while Flora is the fairy of the earth and not of nature. Bloom è sempre la protagonista principale e la sua storia non si discosta molto dal cartone animato, al contrario di Stella che invece è decisamente più matura e ricca di sfaccettature.

Ogni fata è ispirata a un personaggio famoso

Nel cartone animato, per rendere più famigliari le protagoniste della serie tv, Straffi si è ispirato a cantanti e attrici di fama internazionale per disegnare le Winx. Il personaggio di Bloom è ispirato a Britney Spears, Flora alla cantante Jennifer Lopez e Aisha a Beyoncé. Musa e Stella invece si ispirano entrambe a celebri attrici, rispettivamente Lucy Liu e Cameron Diaz. Infine c’è Tecna, che non è presente nella serie Netflix, e che era ispirata dalla pop-star Pink.

Per quanto riguarda la serie Netflix di Fate: the Winx Saga, ecco le attrici che daranno il volto alle popolari protagoniste del cartone.

  • Abigail Cowen (già apparsa ne Le Terrificanti Avventure di Sabrina) è Bloom
  • Hannah van der Westhuysen è Stella
  • Precious Mustapha è Aisha
  • Elisha Applebaum è Musa
  • Eliot Salt è Terra

Fate: The Winx Saga: la trama si allontana dal cartone

La trama è incentrata sulle vicende di cinque ragazze che frequentano la scuola di magia di Alfea. Tutte hanno precisi poteri, e un elemento che le caratterizza, tranne Bloom che non riesce a capire quali sono le sue reali capacità.

Per questo motivo, vive con difficoltà il liceo. Grazie all’incontro con le altre fate riuscirà a trovare la sua strada e trovare anche il suo elemento naturale. Il tutto è condito con le prime esperienze adolescenziali, i primi amori e problemi. The series is therefore close to a teen drama, although the magical element is very strong.

Bloom is not perfect

The fifth and final curiosity concerns the character of Bloom, who in the animated series was a symbol of fairness and perfection. In the Netflix series instead she becomes much more realistic, she has many dark sides.

In general, the title is an opportunity to address several key social issues: from the acceptance of one's body (i.e. body positivity) to inclusivity.

In short, it is a title full of ideas, able to give exciting, funny and thoughtful moments to a diverse audience: those who have not yet done so, can watch the first season of Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix among the new releases of January 2021.