Fate: The Winx SagaNetflix’s live action takes place team wins, giving the popular magical girl series a perfect makeover. And while, yes, that means larger and scarier evil forces, it also means teen fairies partying with their friends, posting on social media and connecting with beautiful love relationships.
“For us, it was really important to be able to bring stories to life,” says creator Brian Young, who is best known for his work. Diary of a vampire, explain. “And bring the story to life so they still feel they still feel relevant and they still feel like something everyone can be like, I went through something like this – there are no monsters. “
The school filled with cute boys was a feature of the original show. Called the Red Fountain, the academy is home to the “experts” – essentially, the knights of the universe. Fate: The Winx Saga keep the chivalry, but update the schools for a more modern sensibility: Girls and boys can both train as fairies or experts, depending on whether they have powers or not. The live-action show also updated the preferences of dreamy love to be a bit more appealing to the target youth audience than the prince-like cartoons, and made the story romantic. become an important part of the show in a way that is uniquely appealing to young women .
A standout example this season is when the fire fairy Bloom (Abigail Cowen) and the brave, but utterly perfect Sky (Danny Griffin) take a short trip to Sky’s childhood home. They are looking for some important documents, but while exploring the picturesque countryside, they find a herd of horses. Sky then took Bloom on a romantic horseback ride while Taylor Swift “Wild Dreams” bulge in the background. It’s a shameless thing infatuated teen dream, which focuses on Sky’s sensitive side and his affection for animals, both of which make him the dream boat in Bloom’s eyes. Sky recalls some memories of his past and opens up about his current struggles, presenting a lovely display of emotional intelligence not normally found in his knightly types. ferocious. And the whole scene actually happened because of a request Griffin made in the first season.
“Danny [Griffin] Is one horse boy! “smile young. “Danny loves horses very much. In season 1, he came to us and he said so Is there anything you can do to write the horse into the program?“
As Young recalls, writer Victoria Bata specifically included a line in which Bloom mocked Sky for being a horse boy, because of Griffin’s passion for horses. It is imperative to include a large horse scene for the boy riding a horse.
“By the way,” Young added. “Horses are not easy to deal with. But we just knew we had to do it.”
Part 2 of Fate: The Winx Saga Now available on Netflix.