Cancelled by Netflix, the comic book adaptation Warrior Nun is set to be revived with a trilogy of feature films
Back in December, it was announced that Warrior Nun, a live-action series loosely based on Ben Dunn’s manga-style comic book Warrior Nun Areala, had been cancelled after a two season run on the Netflix streaming service. Then a couple months ago, series creator Simon Barry revealed that fans’ #SaveWarriorNun campaign was resulting in the show getting an epic revival. We assumed that meant Warrior Nun season 3, possibly on Netflix, possibly at a different network or streaming service. But now executive producer Dean English has taken to the WarriorNunSaved website to clarify that Warrior Nun is actually being revived with a trilogy of feature films!
English wrote, “I’m the person who found the graphic novel and asked the dangerous question of, “What if?” First of all, I need to start by thanking all of you loyal fans. It’s because of you and your incredible energy that we keep pushing forward to make these stories. You guys really make it all worthwhile. So thank you so much for your continued support. I am very happy to announce that Warrior Nun is coming back as a trilogy of motion pictures. Once again, a trilogy of feature films. Three.
One thing we need to touch on involves the strike in Hollywood involving actors and writers. And it’s due to that that we cannot make any announcements today on that front. Some may ask, “Does this perhaps infer that there’s going to be a universe being launched of Warrior Nun, which could expand into films and TV series following characters that we already know?” The answer to that question is yes. And there will be more details in the future. There is a Halo Bearer email hotline that you sign up for. And from there, you’re going to get announcements of all the major developments as we go forward. And there’s going to be a lot. And I know a lot of you have questions. Your answers will come through that.
In closing, I want to say that you guys have made me very, very proud through all your hard work and inspired me all the time to keep going. So in this life or the next.“
To receive the email updates English mentioned, head over to WarriorNunSaved.com and sign up!
The first two seasons of Warrior Nun starred Alba Baptista as Ava, a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
Toya Turner played Shotgun Mary, “a woman loyal to the sisterhood more than the Church”; Lorena Andrea was Sister Lilith, “a legacy Nun who is committed to her beliefs, which causes her to overstep and over-reach in her entitlement”; Kristina Tonteri-Young played Young Sister Beatrice, “a powerful Sister Warrior and the team’s resident strategist”; and Olivia Delcan’s character was Sister Camila, whose “special skill is computers”. Also in the cast were Tristan Ulloa as Father Vincent, “the spiritual and strategic leader of the Order of the Cruciform Sword”; Thekla Reuten as Jillian Salvius, “CEO of a tech startup who has challenged the Vatican’s power directly by making a discovery that could make religion obsolete”; and Emilio Sakraya as JC, “the charismatic leader of a group of alluring petty criminals”.
Netflix cancelled Warrior Nun because the viewership wasn’t large enough. As Deadline reported, “Warrior Nun season 2 spent just three weeks in Netflix’s Weekly Top 10 for English-language series, peaking at #5.”
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