Season 3 of Fate would likely have focused on Bloom’s mission in the Realm of Darkness but would also still have featured the other characters at Alfea.
Fate: the Winx Saga was cancelled just a few days after its second successful season aired on the Netflix platform.
However, Brian Young has confirmed what they were planning to explore further in the third season of the show. This includes the Realm of Darkness and what would have happened at Alfea after season two.
Fate: The Winx Saga’s cancellation
It did not take long for the world of magic, mystery, and fairies in Netflix’s Fate: The Winx Saga (also called “Fate”) to attract a loyal group of fans.
The second season of the show brought in about 8.7 million viewers within the first few days of its launch and shot to the second spot on the most-watched list for the United States.
Sadly, though, these strong viewership numbers were not enough to convince Netflix. Hence, the show was officially cancelled on 1 November 2022, just a few days after the series’ second season first aired on the platform.
What was going to happen in Fate season 3?
The only thing worse than a popular show getting cancelled without any real explanation, is when the last season of that show ends with a giant cliffhanger.
In the case of Netflix’s Fate, the show’s unexpected cancellation meant that the series finale ended with the revelation that there was an entirely new realm, called the “Realm of Darkness” tied to the Winx universe.
As far as cliffhangers go, an entire unexplored realm is quite dramatic and this has left fans of the show with so many questions about where the third season of the show could have gone.
Fortunately, Brian Young, the showrunner for Fate, has confirmed that they had an ending all planned out for the show prior to its cancellation.
Although it is sad that fans will never actually get to see this planned conclusion play out on their screens, it does mean that we have some idea of what the season three plot would have looked like.
The second season finale (now series finale) was set up in a way that would have allowed the main plot of the third season to focus on the “Realm of Darkness”, which Bloom entered in an attempt to close Sebastian’s portal.
However, this does not mean that the entire show would have shifted course. In all likelihood, the plot would have been split between the characters still at Alfea and Bloom on her mission in the other realm.
Bloom, her mother, and the Realm of Darkness
Questions about Bloom’s birth family and heritage have been haunting her since the beginning of the show. At the end of the second season of Fate, Bloom made the brave decision to step over into the Realm of Darkness.
Brian Young confirmed that they would have used this decision as a means to explore the backstory of the Realm of Darkness and would have drawn from the source material to connect all the dots.
This means that Bloom could have gotten some answers about her mother and her connection to the realm.
The future of Alfea
While Bloom entered a whole new realm at the end of the second season of the series, her fairy friends and the other students at Alfea were left to clean up the aftermath of their fight with the blood witches in their realm.
With both Miss Dowling and Rosalind now dead, the third season would have certainly introduced a new headmistress or headmaster to run Alfea in the third season.
However, taking into account all of the hidden agendas of characters on the show, there is no way of telling who this new leader would have been or what their intentions would have been.
Other unanswered questions about the end of Fate
When a show like Fate ends so unexpectedly, there are many loose ends to the narrative that will just never be explained or explored.
Brian Young confirmed that the third season of the show would primarily have focused on the Realm of Darkness and how this realm is connected to Bloom and her heritage.
However, they also knew that their story needed to stay grounded in Alfea and the characters there, as well as the broader mythology in the Winx universe.
This means that questions like “Would Aisha have forgiven Grey for working with the blood witches?,” “Would Musa learn to accept her power?”, or even “How will Flora deal with the trauma of drawing the scrapers to her?” would likely have been answered in the third season of Fate.