Netflix dropped the trailer for “Fate: The Winx Saga” on Tuesday, ahead of the YA fantasy series’ Friday launch.
In the video, which you can view above, you’ll be introduced to Alfea, a school that will probably remind you quite a bit of “Harry Potter’s” Hogwarts — except that the students here are fairies, not witches. The story centers on Bloom (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” alum Abigail Cowen), who is as much of an outsider as Harry was when he first showed up at his magical boarding school, because she comes from the human world, unlike the other fairies she meets at Alfea, who have been living with magic their whole lives.
But as the “Fate: The Winx Saga” trailer shows, there is something special about Bloom that she — and everyone else around her, including her teachers — can’t quite put their fingers on, but Bloom is going to do all she can to figure it out.
Meanwhile, the school is up against the threat of “The Burned Ones,” an evil enemy of the fairy folk that they have not faced in decades. It appears The Burned Ones are slowly coming back to wreak havoc, just as Bloom has come to school.
Per Netflix, “The six part series 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.”
“Fate: The Winx Saga” stars Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, and Sadie Soverall as Beatrix.
The drama was created by Brian Young (“The Vampire Diaries”) and is a live-action reimagining of the Italian cartoon series “Winx Club,” which aired on Nickelodeon in the U.S., by Iginio Straffi.
“Fate: The Winx Saga” launches Jan. 22 on Netflix.