Fate: The Winx Saga has been cancelled at Netflix after two seasons.
Although the second season of the fantasy drama hit the top spot in 76 countries in its first two days of release, showrunner Brian Young shared via Instagram that Netflix has “decided not to move forward” with a third season.
Young called their decision “especially tough” because of the show’s dedicated fanbase.
“It’s a heartbreaking silver lining, but a silver lining all the same. I’m so proud of everyone who worked on the show, and so happy we got to tell the stories we did. Our cast and crew put in a ton of hard work creating this world and these characters,” he wrote.
“I’m grateful for each and every one of them, and for all of you for watching. It’s been an amazing four years. Hopefully we’ll see each other again in the future.”
Based on the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club, created by Igninio Straffi, the series is set at a magical boarding school in the Otherworld called Alfea and follows the journey of five fairies – led by Bloom (Abigail Cowen), a powerful fairy from Earth with fire-based abilities.
Fate: The Winx Saga also stars Hannah van der Westhuysen, Precious Mustapha, Eliot Salt, Elisha Applebaum, Danny Griffin, Sadie Soverall, Freddie Thorp, Eva Birthistle, Robert James-Collier, Eve Best, Lesley Sharp, Theo Graham, Jacob Dudman, Ken Duken, Brandon Grace, Éanna Hardwicke and Paulina Chávez.
While the show received mixed reviews, viewers praised the LGBTQ+ representation. In a recent interview, Young – who is gay – said the show has developed a passionate queer fanbase because, “We feel very, very different. It’s like, “Oh, well, I’m different, but in a way that makes me powerful.”
“The manifestation of having powers feels like that. LGBTQ+ storylines in general, it’s all about taking that thing that makes you different and making it powerful. The whole show is a little bit analogous to a gay storyline.
“That’s always going to be at the heart of it. It’s really just about harnessing that experience of feeling different and turning that into what makes you special.”
Fans didn’t react too kindly to Fate’s cancellation and called on Netflix to wrap up the series with extra episodes.
“Even if the series ain’t likable or just pure flop, Netflix needs to give us a closure. We did not pay 10 dollars a month just for this,” tweeted one viewer, while another said: “Netflix, if you want to cancel, at least make a proper ending to it.”
Check out the reactions from Twitter below.
Netflix, if you want to cancel, at least make a proper ending to it.
— Mae Willow (@mae_thesupreme) November 1, 2022
Even if the series ain’t likable or just pure flop, Netflix needs to give us a closure. We did not pay 10 dollars a month just for this 🥲
— æ | meet me at midnight (@rai_saero) November 1, 2022
What the? Netflix always cancels the good shows.
— Nick (@nlg444) November 1, 2022
They could of gave us another season or 2 more seasons then canceled it
— kylan auguste (@AugusteKylan) November 1, 2022
Me @ Netflix for canceling fate: the winx saga just before we were about to have that rivusa endgame, beatrix’s sisters, bloom and the rest of the girls full potential among other things pic.twitter.com/09r3PUo7YM
— 𝙶𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✖️✖️// #RENEWSANDMAN⏳ (@giselleb1234) November 1, 2022
— 🧜🏾♂️🧚🏾♀️✨ (@moonlighttsouls) November 1, 2022
oh god… ill never get the river/musa storyline i deserve pic.twitter.com/1KAzZz2QAa
— f🏵️ absofuckinglutely (@sprouseforsythe) November 1, 2022
My mood after Fate got cancelled pic.twitter.com/zcH0lGk9ED
— Jugal Shah (@itsmejugal_) November 1, 2022
first society now this netflix?! i’m cancelling my subscription byeee
— Oracion OfTime (@OracionOfTime) November 1, 2022
💔 I wanted to see how bloom would survive in the dark realm.
— Rida Zuberi (@rida_zuberi) November 1, 2022
This can’t end like this
SAVE FATE THE WINX SAGA pic.twitter.com/STEIOpr5sk
— Lua (@Luadabrunag) November 1, 2022
fate the winx saga you will always be famous pic.twitter.com/vAmOqc7xTB
— 💭 (@ThinkerFate) November 1, 2022
fate the winx saga getting cancelled after s2 got nothing but praise … mind you s1 had nothing but hate yet topped the netflix charts… hate-watchers are truly the key to success.
— ceo of kory (@korysverse) November 1, 2022
losing fate the winx saga is my first real loss. anne with an e stans i get you now im so sorry for laughing at your billboard. grief makes you do crazy things…
— zae (@itszaeok) November 1, 2022
These scenes hit differently now 😢 R.I.P. Fate: The Winx Saga…it may not have been a perfect show, let alone a perfect Winx Club adaptation, but I genuinely enjoyed what I saw and I will miss it 😔 pic.twitter.com/NQ4onoJQRt
— TheWingsofMelody (@WingsofThe) November 1, 2022
Fate: The Winx Saga is cancelled so that means Beatrix is dead and never coming back. I can’t deal with this rn pic.twitter.com/KZbClIRHI3
— Prince Zuko (@firelrd_zuko) November 1, 2022
fate the winx saga, you truly deserved better
— mj (@EVELYNHUG0S) November 1, 2022
fate the winx saga you will be missed, stellatrix you will always be famous pic.twitter.com/x6TWrtTmJ9
— di | 💐 r.i.p. stellatrix 🥀 (@okwhatsgoingon) November 1, 2022
no one talk to me im grieving the loss that I would’ve most likely gotten to see her on my screen in fate the winx saga s3 but they took it away from me this is my villain origin story pic.twitter.com/c1Sqb6Yaqx
— zarah | VAMPIRE ACADEMY ERA (@rxsehathomir) November 1, 2022
Netflix cancelled Fate: The Winx Saga?? Why are they always cancelling the best shows 😤
— Jo 🦡 (@itsIightsout) November 1, 2022