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Netflix Announces ‘Winx Club’ Live Action Series

Series Follows the Animated Spin-Off, "World of Winx," which Launched in 2016

Netflix is morphing animated Italian franchise “Winx Club” into a live action adult series, where six girls — Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa, Aisha and Tecna — will take the form of real teenagers as they learn to control their powers while attending a magic boarding school.

The new series is produced by Italian animation studio Rainbow “Winx Club WOW” will be exclusively available in all Netflix territories, including France and Germany. And it is not the streaming service’s first venture in the Winx universe. In 2016, Netflix exclusively released two seasons of “World of Winx,” a spin-off series where the girls worked as talent scouts on a reality television talent competition for children and teenagers; secretly trying to save them from being kidnapped by a Talent Thief.

Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals at Netflix, said: “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”.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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