Winx: The Fate Saga dropped on Netflix with six action-packed and fantasy-filled episodes on January 22 as Winx Club fans got to see their favourite animated adventure series adapted into an all-new teen drama. From the off, Netflix had stamped a mature rating on the show, citing the show’s moderate violence and use of alcohol, drugs and smoking - something worlds away from the original cartoon series.
However, this hasn’t sat well with a number of fans who’ve binged their way through every episode within the first few days of its release.
In Fate: The Winx Saga, fans follow Bloom (played by Abigail Cowen) who goes on a mission to discover the truth about her roots as a fairy.
After being brought up as a human, the changeling - a fairy kidnapped and exchanged for a human baby at birth - goes on a mission of self-discovery and uncovers some rather dark truths about her origins.
Bloom delves into the Otherworld to try and find out the truth and soon finds herself crossing paths with a number of other magical and mysterious teens along the way.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Fate The Winx Saga: Sadie Soverall as Beatrix (Image: Netflix)
Where Netflix’s new show diverts from the original animated series, however, is that it addresses some of the themes synonymous with many other teen dramas.
These range from underage drinking and smoking to drug use throughout.
And while it may have been expected from many Winx: The Fate Saga viewers given Netflix’s certification of the drama, several voiced their opinions on the mature take to the story.
Making their displeasure known on social media, one fan said: “About Winx adaptation: why do Netflix and studios, in general, thinks that we need sex, alcohol and drugs contents in these kinds of shows?”
Fate The Winx Saga: Bloom and her pals (Image: Netflix)
A second concurred: “Drinking and using drugs, and that’s not