Netflix Gets New Winx Club Spin-Off
Netflix and Rainbow Studios have just announced a new animated series spun-off from the extremely popular Winx Club franchise. Titled “Winx Club WOW: World of Winx,” the new series will be exclusive to Netflix’s service and will be made available to all its supported territories, including France and Germany.
WinX Club WOW has the girls embarking on an undercover journey all over the world as they look for kids with a talent for art, sports, music, and science. The Winx Club fairies are enchanted by these kids’ own kind of magic, but it isn’t long before trouble arrives and a new danger rears its ugly head. It is now up to Bloom and the others to save the day.
Winx Club WOW’s approach to storylines will be more serialized in order to take advantage of Netflix’ on-demand content distribution model. The series is slated for 2 seasons consisting of 13 x 22 minute episodes packed full of Winx Club’s famous mix of magic, friendship, and adventure.
“We are very happy to be building a solid and wide collaboration with Netflix, so extending it to include new and original content is fantastic news,” says Rainbow Group president and CEO Iginio Straffi. “Netflix is an innovative and exciting presence in the field of content distribution and our production teams are busy putting together what will be a brand new and truly magical experience for Winx Club fans across the globe.”
“Winx Club is already a very successful show on Netflix in all our territories; it’s exciting to be expanding our relationship with such a great European animation studio,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “Rainbow Studios has created a very popular global franchise and we’re thrilled to become the home of the next generation Winx Club for all of its current and future fans.”
Source: Rainbow Studios (via AWN.com)