Netflix young-adult series begins filming in Wicklow

Netflix young-adult series begins filming in Wicklow
Cast members: Precious Mustapha, Abigail Cowen, Eliot Salt, Elisha Applebaum, and Sadie Soverall

A new Netflix young-adult series has begun filming in Ireland.

The six-episode series Fate: The Winx Saga will see principal photography take place in Wicklow.

Based on the popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club, the live-action adaptation follows the coming-of-age journey of five unlikely friends attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Casting includes Abigail Cowen as Bloom (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Fosters), Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella (The Fugitives, Frankenstein), Precious Mustapha as Aisha (Endeavour), Eliot Salt as Terra (Gameface), Elisha Applebaum as Musa (Undercover Hooligan, No Reasons), Sadie Soverall as Beatrix (Rose Plays Julie), Freddie Thorp as Riven (The Discovery of Witches, Safe, Overdrive), Danny Griffin as Sky (So Awkward, The Gentlemen), Theo Graham as Dane (Clink, Hollyoaks, Brief Encounters) and Jacob Dudman as Sam (The Stranger, Medici, The A List).

Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey), Josh Cowdery (Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them) Alex Macqueen (The Thick of It, Sally 4Ever) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn, The Last Kingdom) also star.

Fate: The Winx Saga (6x60) is directed by Lisa James Larsson, cast by Kate Ringsell and series produced by Jon Finn.

More on this topic

Thousands sign petition to keep Piers Morgan on TVThousands sign petition to keep Piers Morgan on TV

Paul Rudd recalls Jennifer Aniston Segway gaffe from first day on Friends setPaul Rudd recalls Jennifer Aniston Segway gaffe from first day on Friends set

Sienna Miller reveals kissing prank she pulled while wearing prosthetic make-upSienna Miller reveals kissing prank she pulled while wearing prosthetic make-up

Louis Theroux: The world has changed a lot since I started making my programmesLouis Theroux: The world has changed a lot since I started making my programmes

More in this Section

Rebel judges split Booker Prize between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine EvaristoRebel judges split Booker Prize between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo

Coronation Street’s Daniel Osborne to betray dying wife SineadCoronation Street’s Daniel Osborne to betray dying wife Sinead

Jay And Silent Bob stars receive one of Hollywood’s oldest honoursJay And Silent Bob stars receive one of Hollywood’s oldest honours

Ellie Goulding opens up about grandfather’s suicide in emotional postEllie Goulding opens up about grandfather’s suicide in emotional post


Lifestyle

Fiann Ó Nualláin follows in the footsteps of the Fianna as he explores a province’s hills and vales.Munster marvels: Plants that are unique to a province

Cupid must be something of a motoring enthusiast, as he had most definitely steered his way in the neighbourhood when Amie Gould and Shane O’Neill met at the Rally of the Lakes 12 years ago.Wedding of the Week: Cupid steers couple to right track

When it comes to podcasting, all it takes is one idea — and who knows where it can take you.Podcast Corner: Crimes and creatures rule at Cork’s first podcast fest

Claymation meets science fiction in this enchanting film, writes Esther McCarthy.Latest Shaun adventure is out of this world

More From The Irish Examiner