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Netflix gives Rainbow’s Winx Club the live-action treatment

Netflix is bringing Rainbow Group’s popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members yet again, this time in a new live action young adult series.

For the first time the popular fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school.

Winx Club was created in Italy in 2004 by Iginio Straffi, founder and CEO of Rainbow.

In 2016, Netflix globally and exclusively released two seasons of World of Winx, a spinoff of the original series.

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”.

Straffi, said: “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.”