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Winx Club Set for Live-Action Series on Netflix


Rainbow’s hit animated show Winx Club is getting a live-action series on Netflix for young-adult viewers around the world.

The live-action Winx Club will follow the six fairies as they learn how to hone their powers at a magic boarding school. The original show was created in 2004 by Iginio Straffi, the founder and CEO of Italy’s Rainbow. It has become one of the most successful animated series on a global level and one of the first Italian shows to be sold in the U.S.

In 2016, Netflix exclusively released two seasons of the Winx Club spin-off World of Winx around the globe.

Erik Barmack, the VP of international originals at Netflix, commented: “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 superheroines in a live-action show.”

Straffi added: “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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