Following the news that Netflix has canceled Fate: The Winx Saga after two seasons, creator Iginio Straffi has revealed the series will live on in two new projects. Straffi took to social media on Thursday evening to announce both a new animated series and a movie are in development.
In a post shared on Instagram, Straffi noted the way the shows cancellation was announced, calling it “abrupt” and ultimately mishandled. “The news that there will be no season three should not have been delivered in such an abrupt way, disregarding of our involvement and your feelings, by someone who was only part of the Winx Club journey for a few years, after being appointed by Netflix to work on the Fate series.”
On the second slide, he noted that he’s actively working on a new CG animated series based on the beloved franchise. “A brand new CG Winx animated series reboot is going into production. Yes, a reboot that I promise to sweep you back into the Winx world.”
The series, of course, was initially an animated Nickelodeon series titled Winx that ran for eight seasons before being canceled. The animated show’s popularity is what eventually led to the Netflix series, Fate: The Winx Saga. While the animated series is confirmed to be a reboot, however, Straffi’s second announcement doesn’t clarify whether his other project is a reboot or a continuation. “The second piece of news is about my long-term dream to produce a big budget Winx movie that all of you deserve.”
Both seasons of Fate: The Winx Saga are now streaming on Netflix.