Fate: The Winx Saga, Netflix's live action spin on Winx Club, gives the popular magical girl series a more edgier makeover. And while there are certainly greater and more terrifying elements of evil, it also means the teen fairies party with their friends, engage with beautiful love interests.
Brian Young, best known for The Vampire Diaries, explains that for us, it's always really important to be able to ground the stories in genuine human elements. And to ground the stories in real emotion so that they remain relatable and they remain relatable. I experienced something like this without the monster.
Fate: The Winx Saga's original school was filled with sweet boys, who were, in essence, in-universe knights. Girls and boys alike may train as fairies or specialists, depending on whether they have powers or not. The live-action program makes the romantic interest a little more attractive to the younger adult audience than the prince-like cartoon counterparts.
Bloom (Abigail Cowen) and his valiant, yet so oh-so-dead Sky (Danny Griffin) go on a romantic horseback ride while Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams swells in the background, demonstrating a lovely emotional intelligence normally absent in tall heroic knight-type films.
Danny [Griffin] is a horse boy! laughs Young. Danny loves horses so much. In season 1, he came up to us and said, What can you do to include horses in the show?
Because of Griffins love for horses, writer Victoria Bata created a big ol horse scene for the horse boy.
Young adds: Horses are not easy to deal with. But we just knew we had to do it.
Season 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga is now available on Netflix.