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WATCH: First trailer for Fate: The Winx Saga, the new Netflix fantasy filmed in Wicklow

By Rory Cashin

December 10, 2020 at 1:01pm

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It looks a bit like Harry Potter meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to us...

Coming from creator Brian Young (the guy behind The Vampire Diaries), as well as the producers of hit show Riviera, the new Netflix fantasy series Fate: The Winx Saga should prove to be a must-watch at the start of the new year.

Filmed on location in Wicklow, the plot "follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence. "

Yep, it sounds a bit like a more-grown-up Harry Potter, along with some Chilling Adventures of Sabrina elements, too, but it is actually a live-action re-imagining of a hit Italian cartoon.

The cast includes Abigail Cowen as Bloom (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Fosters), Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella (Grantchester, Lamborghini), Precious Mustapha as Aisha (Endeavour), Eliot Salt as Terra (Normal People, Gameface), Elisha Applebaum as Musa (Undercover Hooligan, No Reasons), Sadie Soverall as Beatrix (Rose Plays Julie), Freddie Thorp as Riven (The Discovery of Witches, Safe, Overdrive), Danny Griffin as Sky (So Awkward, The Gentlemen), Theo Graham as Dane (Clink, Hollyoaks, Brief Encounters) and Jacob Dudman as Sam (The Stranger, Medici, The A List).

All six episodes of Fate: The Winx Saga will be available to watch on Netflix from Friday, January 22.

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