The second season of Fate: The Winx Saga has finally arrived.
The Netflix drama is based on the classic Winx Club cartoon and sends viewers to the Otherworld, where fairies and specialists are educated within the walls of Alfea College.
However, things soon took a tragic turn when Bloom’s mentor figure Headmistress Dowling (Eve Best) was murdered by his lifelong adversary Rosalind, who then covered up her crimes and assumed control of Alfea College.
In season 2, Oscar-nominated actress Miranda Richardson takes over the role of Rosalind from Lesley Sharp, who created the role in season 1.
And that’s not the only change in the cast. Flora finally makes her live-action debut in the second season of Fate: The Winx Saga, portrayed by Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia) as Terra’s adored cousin.
Fans of the program will recall that when it premiered in January 2021, two characters were perceived to have been “whitewashed” and received criticism.
Long believed to be East Asian by fans, Musa (Elisha Applebaum) is portrayed by a white actor on the program, while the Latina fairy Flora was replaced with a white character named Terra (Eliot Salt) in season 1.
However, Salt has assured RadioTimes.com that season 2 will make amends for some of its season 1 transgressions.
Salt told RadioTimes.com and other press outlets, “I believe some of the errors from the first season have been remedied.” I believe that everyone concerned is appreciative of the conversations that surrounded this issue and made it possible.
Chávez said of her new part, “As a Latina, it’s very important to have representation on television, and it’s nice that it’s happening because that’s what matters. Every step of the way, we’re going the extra mile to complete the task.
Even when considering the first season, I was on a different show. Therefore, I would not have been able to appear in the first season if they had cast her; it was a matter of scheduling. And I believe that everything happens for a purpose.”
Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 Release Date
The second season of Fate The Winx Saga debuted on Netflix on September 16, 2022.
The program was renewed for a second season in February 2021, and production began that summer, as indicated by a behind-the-scenes video posted to Netflix’s YouTube page (see below).
Again, the fantasy television series was shot in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Who Stars In Season 2 Of Fate: The Winx Saga?
Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, and Precious Mustapha as Aisha return for season 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga.
Flora, portrayed by Paulina Chávez (The Expanding World of Ashley Garcia) and a fan-favorite from the original animation series, will join the Winx Suite as a new resident this year.
In the second season, Danny Griffin and Freddie Thorp reprise their roles as Sky and Riven, respectively, and are joined by a new character named Grey (played by screen newcomer Brandon Grace).
Dane (Theo Graham) returns to resume his romantic follies in a polyamorous partnership with troublemakers Riven and Beatrix (Sadie Soverall).
Headmistress Dowling (Eve Best) has been eliminated, and Miranda Richardson replaces Lesley Sharp as Rosalind, while Daniel Betts takes over for Alex MacKenzie as Professor Harvey.
After being incarcerated at the end of last season, Robert James-Collier will reprise his role as former specialists leader Saul Silva, who will rely on an old ally named Sebastian (Normal People’s Éanna Hardwicke).
Plot For Season 2 Of Fate: The Winx Saga
After last year’s horrific conclusion, this season of Fate: The Winx Saga finds Alfea College occupied by the military following a coup by the evil Rosalind and the icy Queen Luna (Kate Fleetwood).
The fairies of the Winx Suite will continue to adjust to their new lifestyle while also striving to discover what happened to their beloved former mentor Farah Dowling, who was secretly murdered by Rosalind.
Hannah van der Westhuysen told RadioTimes.com and other press outlets that she hopes Stella confronts her mother about her nasty and unjust behavior.
She stated, “I’ve been hoping that Stella will use the great friendships she’s forming to gain the confidence to stand up to her mother and do what’s right.” “I’d like to believe there’s still hope for them, but ultimately I hope Stella does what’s best for the greater good.”
The students of Alfea will also encounter new dangers, such as the Blood Witches, who can control individuals from a distance, and the face-hugging monsters known as scrapers.
Expect more melodrama as the students of Alfea become embroiled in one another’s lives, forming close friendships and, in some circumstances, even romance.
In this behind-the-scenes video, the cast of Fate: The Winx Saga elaborates on what viewers may expect from the second season. The film also features unique footage from the forthcoming episodes.