After the cancellation of Destiny: The Winx Saga by Netflix after Season 2, Winx Membership creator Iginio Straffi has reassured followers that the beloved franchise isn’t going too far. The Italian animator shared on Instagram that he has future tasks within the works, together with a reboot of the animated sequence and a “top-quality” film. Nevertheless, he additionally had some selection phrases on the top of the sequence.
“I’m engaged on many thrilling Winx tasks within the close to future, a few of which I take a lot pleasure in sharing with you,” wrote Straffi. “First off- a model new CG Winx animated sequence reboot goes into manufacturing.” He included few particulars in regards to the upcoming sequence, however confirmed that it’ll “sweep you again into the Winx world.”
Straffi added, “The second piece of stories is about my long-time dream to provide a giant finances Winx film that each one of you deserve,” persevering with to share that it is going to be a “top-quality film” and can embrace the “core values” of the model.
In the identical publish, Straffi criticized Netflix’s announcement that Destiny: The Winx Saga was canceled after two seasons, following lukewarm opinions from critics and audiences, however spectacular viewership numbers. Showrunner Brian Younger revealed the devastating information to followers on Instagram, writing, “That is extremely powerful as a result of I understand how a lot of you liked this season.”
He added, “I’m so happy with everybody who labored on the present, and so blissful we acquired to inform the tales we did.
However, the franchise creator says the publish didn’t characterize the ethos of his model. “The information that there will probably be no season three shouldn’t have been delivered in such an abrupt means, disregarding of our involvement and your emotions, by somebody who was solely a part of the Winx Membership journey for just a few years, after being appointed by Netflix to work on the Destiny sequence.”
He continued to say that Younger was “unable to understand the emotional attachment of the fan group and Rainbow’s care of the Winx world.”
Winx Membership, an animated sequence, first premiered in 2004 on the Italian tv channel RAI, earlier than shifting to Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., following Paramount’s acquisition of Straffi’s manufacturing firm, Rainbow SpA. The present went on to air for eight seasons, three feature-length movies, and two spin-off sequence earlier than culminating in 2019. Nevertheless, Winx didn’t keep off-air for lengthy as Netflix started casting for his or her live-action adaptation the identical yr, premiering the brand new, younger grownup sequence, starring Abigail Cowen and Hannah van der Westhuysen, in 2021.
The present’s cancellation isn’t the primary time Straffi has expressed disapproval in the direction of the Netflix adaptation. The creator responded to Destiny’s backlash concerning the white-washing of two characters, who had been initially based mostly on the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Lucy Lui. He advised the Italian outlet, Ilmattino, “We requested that the unique ethnic teams of the cartoon be revered. In some instances, Netflix has made completely different decisions.”
Destiny: The Winx Membership Seasons 1-2 will be streamed on Netflix.