Winx Club is an American-Italian animated TV series about six fairies and their adventures. The series premiered in 2004, and it ran until 2019. There are eight seasons in total. The creator, Iginio Straffi, outlined the series for three seasons, but after its initial success, he choose to prolong the series and he green-lit a revival by Nickelodeon.
Even though Winx Club is meant for a younger audience, its universe is very detailed. There is a timeline from the creation of the universe, to medieval times and immediately before season one. All this is told through eight seasons of the animated TV series, three animated movies, two seasons of a spin-off show, and two seasons of Netflix’s live-action TV series.
The story of the Winx Club follows initially 5 fairies, later 7 fairies: Bloom, Stella, Tecna, Musa, Flora, Aisha, and Roxy as they discover truths about themselves and battle evils that threaten their world. They are joined by Specialties, who do not have any magical powers, but instead, they train how to fight using laser weapons. The Winx and Specialists’ most common enemies are a trio of witches, the Trix: Icy, Darcy, and Stormy.
Winx Club watch order by release date
Winx Club was so successful when it was released that the animation studio that made it was bought by Nickelodeon. The series is split into the original series that ran from 2004 to 2009 and revived series from 2011 and 2019. Here is the ultimate order of everything Winx by release date:
- Winx Club: Season 1 (2004)
- Winx Club: Season 2 (2005)
- Winx Club: Season 3 (2007)
- Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom (2007)
- Winx Club: Season 4 (2009)
- Winx Club: Magical Adventure (2010)
- Winx Club: Season 5 (2013)
- Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)
- Winx Club: Season 6 (2014)
- Winx Club: Season 7 (2015)
- World of Winx: Season 1 (2016)
- World of Winx: Season 2 (2017)
- Winx Club: Season 8 (2019)
- Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 1 (2021)
- Fate: The Winx Saga: Seasons 2 (2022)
To attract an American audience, the creative team assembled a voice cast for Nickelodeon, including Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande.
Winx Club chronological watch order
1. Winx Club: Season 1 (2004)
Synopsis: Season 1 starts with introducing Bloom, an ordinary Earth girl who just started her summer vacation, however, after a fateful encounter, Bloom learns that she is really a fairy. This season focuses on the truth behind Bloom’s magical identity and the source of her powers, which turn out to be the fearsome Dragon Flame, the spark responsible for the creation of all magical life. The knowledge Bloom gains of both these aspects of herself are what helps her overcome her weaknesses and defeat the series antagonists, the Trix.
2. Winx Club: Season 2 (2005)
Synopsis: Season 2 takes place not long after the Season 1 finale. Awakened by the Dragon Flame, Lord Darkar, the Shadow Phoenix, frees the Trix from Lightrock Monastery to restart his race for the Ultimate Power but, unlike centuries before, Darkar seeks to gain the Dragon Flame as well. Additionally, a new member joins the Winx Club: Princess Aisha (Layla in some versions) of Andros’ Terrestrial Kingdom.
3. Winx Club: Season 3 (2007)
Synopsis: Following the Shadow Phoenix’s demise, the Trix are captured from the Relix Dimension and sent to the Omega Dimension to face imprisonment for an indeterminate amount of time. Unfortunately, Icy’s powers over ice help her escape her icy prison and free her sisters from theirs. Looking for a way off of Omega leads the Trix into encountering and freeing the worst sorcerer to ever plague the Magic Dimension: Valtor. With his newfound freedom, Valtor strives to conquer the whole universe and exact his revenge on the Company of Light, a legendary group of heroes who opposed him and his mothers, the Ancestral Witches, during their raid on Domino.
4. Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom (2007)
Synopsis: Continuing where Season 3 left off, the girls of the Winx Club graduate from Alfea and become the Guardian Fairies of their respective realms; Bloom being the only exception as Domino still remains a barren wasteland. To change that, Bloom starts up her quest to find and rescue her birth parents, King Oritel and Queen Marion of Domino, thanks to the information she got from the Ancestral Witches. In doing so, the Winx must reach Obsidian, a realm made entirely of darkness where the Ancestral Witches reside. They also encounter Mandragora, the most faithful of the Witches’ servants and Guardian of the Obsidian Circle.
5. Winx Club: Magical Adventure (2010)
Synopsis: The movie was written to follow the cliffhanger at the end of the first movie, in which the Ancestral Witches are freed from Obsidian as spirits and seek out their descendants, the Trix, in an attempt at getting new bodies. The Winx are returning to their respective homeworlds in the Magic Dimension. It is revealed that the Trix, under the orders of their ancestors, the Ancestral Witches, plan to eradicate all positive magic from the Magic Dimension, leaving negative magic and those who wield it to reign supreme. As the Winx strive to put a stop to the witches’ dark reign, Bloom and Sky face problems of their own due to an odd disdain that King Oritel holds against King Erendor.
6. Winx Club: Season 4 (2009)
Synopsis: Following the revival of Domino in The Secret of the Lost Kingdom, the Winx have gained major celebrity status due to their valiant exploits. News of the Winx’s glories spread far and wide throughout the Magic Dimension as they try to settle back into their lives at Alfea as teachers, only to be called back into action once more when an immensely powerful group of wizards launch an attack on Alfea after hearing of Bloom’s supposed origins.
7. Winx Club: Season 5 (2013)
Synopsis: Rather than reside on Earth as they proposed in Season 4, the Winx are back in the Magic Dimension. Unfortunately, major trouble begins to brew on Andros, Aisha’s homeworld, as Triton Prince Tritannus attempts to usurp his father and slay his brother Nereus due to him being declared as successor to the throne. To make matters worse, Tritannus frees the Trix and enlists their help in his plans to later seize the Emperor’s Throne located within the Infinite Ocean.
8. Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)
Synopsis: Set immediately after Tritannus’ defeat and banishment to Oblivion, the Trix, who has evaded capture, journey back into the Infinite Ocean, where they try to seize the Emperor’s Throne for themselves but end up meeting with Politea, the nymph who betrayed Daphne when she needed her the most. Once they are later joined by Tritannus, the five villains seek out a pearl hidden within the deepest depths of the Infinite Ocean capable of bestowing its wielder with immense power. Meanwhile, the Winx, who were settling back into their lives as honored Alfea graduates, is once again called back into action when Sky is kidnapped to further the villains’ nefarious plans.
9. Winx Club: Season 6 (2014)
Synopsis: With Tritannus banished permanently within Oblivion and the Trix having disappeared long enough for peace to remain after the events of The Mystery of the Abyss, the Winx return to Alfea once more to resume their normal lives as their fame continues to grow.
10. Winx Club: Season 7 (2015)
Synopsis: Following the defeat of Acheron and the Trix, the Winx go about their normal lives as students until, one night, they are confronted by a fairy animal gone mad, and learn of the school’s natural park, where various fairy animals are preserved. While there, the girls witness a strange eagle kidnap one of the animals, which happens to be the very last Digmole in existence, and take it upon themselves to rescue it with help from Roxy.
11. Winx Club: Season 8 (2019)
Synopsis: After defeating the Trix, Kalshara and restoring the balance of the fairy animals in the Magic Dimension, the Winx once again are at Alfea, preparing for a concert. During the night of the shooting stars, the Winx makes acquaintance with Twinkly, a Lumen coming from space. The Winx saves her from the attack of the mysterious creatures called the Staryummies, who try to invade Alfea and help her recover her memory in the process. Twinkly then remembers her mission and offers to lead the Winx to Lumenia, in order to meet Dorana, queen of all the Stars.
World of Winx and Fate: The Winx Saga are individual spin-off projects. They can be watched separately from the TV series and movies written above.
12. World of Winx: Season 1 (2016)
Synopsis: This time the Winx are deep undercover on Earth, for the most top secret mission: to investigate the mysterious Talent Thief. And determined to save talented boys and girls in danger, along with an energetic host named Ace, they star in the talent reality show “WOW”!
13. World of Winx: Season 2 (2017)
Synopsis: The Winx are back with an awesome new mission: Save Neverland from the evil Queen by finding her old pal, Peter Pan.
14. Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 1 (2021)
Synopsis: Fate: The Winx Saga 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 enchanting powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
15. Fate: The Winx Saga: Seasons 2 (2022)
Synopsis: School’s back in session under the militant authority of Alfea’s former Headmistress Rosalind. With the Burned Ones gone, Dowling ‘disappeared’ and Silva imprisoned for treason, the Alfea of last year has grown up with new magic, new romances, and new faces. But when fairies start to go missing in the night, Bloom and her suitemates discover a dangerous threat lurking in the shadows. One they’ll have to stop before it wreaks havoc on the entire Otherworld.