Popular series has been cancelled by Netflix after two seasons
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It was billed as a magical mash-up between Gossip Girl and Harry Potter when it first hit Netflix at the beginning of 2021.
Showrunner Brian Young confirmed the news on Instagram today (1 November), and made sure to thank fans for their support, calling the series’ cancellation ‘heartbreaking’.
Young’s full message read: “This is not fun news to share, but Netflix [has] decided not to move forward with Season 3 of Fate: The Winx Saga.
“This is especially tough because I know how many of you loved this season. 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.”
Young continued: “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 cult Italian animated series of the same name, Fate: The Winx Saga told the story of six fairies as they learn to harness their powers at a magical boarding school, all while dealing with regular teen love triangles.
Young’s social media followers were quick to express their disappointment after hearing the news, with one person writing: “I can’t believe this. Season 2 was so great. I'm so sad.”
Another person echoed: “Nooo! Best show ever … and now this terrible news. It’s heartbreaking.”
“This is so heartbreaking nooo. If Netflix doesn’t want to continue it, maybe Prime? Can‘t believe this is happening,” penned a third Instagrammer.
Other comments included: “Is this a f*****g joke?” and: “This is sick and twisted.”
Tyla has approached Netflix for comment.
When season two of Fate: The Winx Saga aired in September, people flocked to social media to gush about the show.
One person tweeted: “Just finished the season 2 of fate the winx saga and it was AMAZING.”
A second added: “Just watched the second season of Fate: The Winx Saga and I really enjoyed it better than season one.
“The cast's performance and chemistry are amazing, the visual effects are decent, and the story has gotten more interesting.”
What’s more, the show cracked the top 10 trending chart on the streaming platform - meaning it was one of Netflix's most watched shows in the world upon its release.