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Netflix to Air a Live-Action Winx Club Spinoff Series

by on March 15, 2018
 

NETFLIX TO ADAPT WINX CLUB INTO A LIVE ACTION YOUNG ADULT SERIES

March 14, 2018 – Netflix is bringing the popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members around the world in a new, live action young adult series. For the first time the popular six fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school.

Winx Club was created and produced in Italy in 2004 by Iginio Straffi, founder and CEO of Rainbow Group. After its launch, It has become one of the most successful animated series in Europe and one of the first Italian series to be sold in the US.

In 2016, Netflix globally and exclusively released two seasons of World of Winx, a spinoff from the successful Winx Club, which has been popular with audiences around the world.

Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals at Netflix, says: “Winx is a global phenomenon and through this exciting series we are thrilled to reinforce our relationship with Rainbow and to develop the next chapter of Winx. The famous fairies will grow up with their audience and will explore complex themes as real-life teenage super heroines in a live action show”.

Iginio Straffi – Winx Club’s author, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Group, says: “We are very pleased that our successful collaboration with Netflix continues with ever more ambitious projects. Netflix’s young adult series have touched a chord with audiences around the world and we are looking forward to seeing the Winx fairies in this new exciting live action adaptation.”
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  • March 15, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Good luck finding real people anorexic enough to play these characters.


  • March 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I'm just surprised that Winx Club is apparently doing that well for Netflix to make a live action series. I know that they aired a spin-off series awhile ago, but I didn't think that the series could be that successful here, especially when the Nick dub didn't prove to be effective as they had hoped it would be. Although, in that case, I think Nick just spent a lot of money hoping to get through as much of the first few seasons as quickly as possible in the hopes that the toys would be a huge hit. If they took the time to redub all of the first three seasons and aired it on a weekday slot, it might have turned out better. The Netflix format also might have been better for a show like Winx Club. It's not too episodic compared to something like Miraculous Ladybug, but it probably would be more fun to go through a few episodes at a time in a binge watch than watching it on a weekly premiere rate.

    I haven't seen the series in ages and I don't know how well the series can work in live action, but it's nice for fans of the series to have some more new content. I'm not sure how much of a budget a Netflix live action Win Club series can have either.


  • March 16, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Good luck finding real people anorexic enough to play these characters.

    Win.


  • March 16, 2018 at 12:28 am

    >Netflix

    If there's one thing to say about Netflix in general, it's that Netflix seems to be trying to compete with HBO (which their programmes are a mixed bag, much like Netflix is), and just keeps throwing money at any Joe or Jane that has a concept for a TV show.  Let the fact that Netflix is producing it say that it might not be good as Netflix has greenlighted more duds than hits, or content with positive merit, for the matter.


  • March 16, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Winx Club the animated series was a hit in its heyday. As a live action series, eh what happens will sure be a surprise I guess.


  • March 16, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Winx Club the animated series was a hit in its heyday. As a live action series, eh what happens will sure be a surprise I guess.

    I'm not sure if the series was ever a hit or had a heyday in the U.S. I remember that it got some surprisingly good ratings on one of 4Kids' old blocks, but I don't think it was ever a huge hit outside of Italy.


  • March 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I'm not sure if the series was ever a hit or had a heyday in the U.S. I remember that it got some surprisingly good ratings on one of 4Kids' old blocks, but I don't think it was ever a huge hit outside of Italy.

    If Winx was only really popular where it was created, do you think a global platform like Netflix would make TWO spin-offs out of it?

    Winx actually has had stage shows over Europe and Asia since 2005 and the first two animated movies were released in cinemas internationally. The toys sell like water over there.

    The TV show is a ratings' success in Latin America. The US are probably the only place the show aired and was never a huge hit.


  • March 19, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    If Winx was only really popular where it was created, do you think a global platform like Netflix would make TWO spin-offs out of it?

    Winx actually has had stage shows over Europe and Asia since 2005 and the first two animated movies were released in cinemas internationally. The toys sell like water over there.

    The TV show is a ratings' success in Latin America. The US are probably the only place the show aired and was never a huge hit.

    See! Winx Club share the same popularity as The Smurfs in Europe. If Hanna-Barbera manage to bring The Smurfs to USA and made a TV show that became so popular in USA, especially in the 80's. Disney should reboot Winx Club with Lauren Faust (since i was impressed how she did a great job on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and the fact that her husband is Craig McCracken, creator of original The Powerpuff Girls). I said that because if i don't Smurfs to Disney, then i should bring Winx Club to Disney.


  • March 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    If Winx was only really popular where it was created, do you think a global platform like Netflix would make TWO spin-offs out of it?

    Winx actually has had stage shows over Europe and Asia since 2005 and the first two animated movies were released in cinemas internationally. The toys sell like water over there.

    The TV show is a ratings' success in Latin America. The US are probably the only place the show aired and was never a huge hit.

    I've only heard of its success in Italy, so I wouldn't know that it was that successful/popular outside of its home country. Plus, seeing that it didn't do well in the U.S. kind of makes its success in other countries kind of surprising to me. I guess that would explain why more and more seasons are made, even though I'm not sure how old the characters are even supposed to be at this point.


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