Fate: The Winx Saga cancelled after just two seasons and queer fans are outraged

Netflix has cancelled Fate: The Winx Saga, making it the most recent in a long line of queer series axed by the streaming giant.

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Fate: The Winx Saga is heavily based on the Winx Club cartoon, which attracted many queer viewers in their younger years; the series subverted the ‘fairy’ slur and turned it into something positive.

The cancellation of the series was announced by showrunner Brian Young in an Instagram post:

“This is not fun news to share, but Netflix [has] decided not to move forward with Season 3 of Fate: The Winx Saga,” Young wrote.

“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. 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.”

In the second series, Terra (an earth fairy played by Eliot Salt) comes out as gay to her cousin, and then the rest of the fairies. Fans had hoped this representation could blossom into a happy queer relationship rarely seen in Netflix series.

It also featured a fairly steamy bisexual threesome scene between characters Riven, Dane and Beatrix.

Fans are raging at the news following season two’s ending.

“Now that’s wrong after that damn cliffhanger like wtf @netflix” one wrote.

“Damn that sucks. Left on a good cliffhanger too.” another added.

The cancellation follows Netflix’s habitual axing of queer series, such as animated queer spy series Q-Force and lesbian vampire drama First Kill after just one season each.

 

 

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