Netflix has taken a break from the popular teen drama series Fate: The Winx Saga after just two seasons.
The news comes through showrunner Brian Young, who announced the cancellation in a post on instagram (opens in new tab). “This is not fun news to share,” he wrote, “but Netflix [has] decided not to go ahead with the third season of Fate: The Winx Saga.”
A live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club, Fate: The Winx Saga premiered on Netflix in January 2021, before returning for a second season this September. Its recent episodes were watched for a total of 49 million hours in its first month of release, making Fate: The Winx Saga the number one show in 76 countries between September and October 2022.
Clearly, though, the show’s chart-topping popularity wasn’t enough to convince Netflix executives of its longevity.
“This is especially difficult because I know how many of you have loved [season 2],” Young told fans on Instagram. “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 to be able to tell the stories that we’ve done.”
“Our cast and crew worked very hard to create this world and these characters,” added the showrunner. “I am grateful for each of them and for all of you for watching. It’s been an amazing four years. I hope we see each other again in the future.”
Frustrating for fans of Fate: The Winx Saga, the second season ended with a massive hook ending. “It can’t end like this” a spectator (opens in new tab) wrote on Twitter, while other (opens in new tab) complained: “Hey Netflix, can you at least FINISH the show before canceling it? Seriously, it’s getting boring.”
HOW can Netflix cancel a series that has been breaking records and has so much potential?! I really do not understand. Fate: The Winx Saga deserves better. Explain. @NetflixNovember 1, 2022
Same old Netflix?
The list of shows canceled by Netflix has dwindled in recent months, although several series still find themselves on the cutting block despite the streamer’s improvement in subscriber fortunes. Bad Crimes, for example – a procedural comedy in development starring Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus – was recently canceled before it saw the light of day.
Generally speaking, though, the future looks bright for Netflix movies and TV shows — brighter, at least, than it looked in early 2022. The company’s finances are reportedly in good shape as the year rolls on. to an end, and its operating profit looks set to increase further in 2023 and beyond.
Not only is Netflix ramping up its crackdown on account sharing in a bid to boost revenue, but the streamer is also preparing to roll out a cheaper, ad-supported subscription tier to ease the pain on subscribers’ wallets and their own. results.
Admittedly, the change in Netflix’s business seems to have come too late for Fate: The Winx Saga, but we’re hoping that more of Netflix’s best shows are safe from cancellation following the company’s change in strategy.