Netflix's hugely popular teen-fantasy drama, which was filmed on location in Wicklow, has been greenlit for a second series.

The season two order includes 8 one-hour episodes, with production set to return to Ireland later this year.

The drama follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

It's a live-action reimagining of the Italian cartoon series Winx Club by Iginio Straffi, and was filmed at Kilruddery House in Bray.

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The cast set to reprise their roles include Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, Sadie Soverall as Beatrix, Freddie Thorp as Riven, and Danny Griffin, while Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries) will return as Showrunner and Executive Producer.

Speaking about the series' return, Young said: "The six episodes in season one only scratched the surface of this incredibly rich world and the powerful fairies who inhabit it.

"As Bloom's story continues to evolve, I can't wait for you to learn even more about Aisha, Stella, Terra, and Musa! And you never know who might show up at Alfea next term…"

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Netflix's Fate: The Winx Saga premiered globally on Netflix on January 22.

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