Following the disappointing cancelation last year, Warrior Nun will in fact return for a new series, creator Simon Barry has now confirmed. Taking to social media to make the announcement and tease things to come, the news is sure to come as a huge relief to the fans who have never given up the fight for the return of Warrior Nun.
“Today I’m happy to officially report that because of your combined voices, passion and amazing efforts – #WarriorNun will return and is going to be more EPIC than you could imagine,” Barry said, revealing that more details will soon be revealed. “More details to come! SOON! Thank-you!! #SaveWarriorNun #WarriorNunSaved.”
First premiering back in 2020, Warrior Nun was created for Netflix by Simon Barry and is based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn. Warrior Nun revolves around the story of 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 the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
Starring Alba Baptista as lead character Ava Silva alongside Toya Turner, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Tristán Ulloa, Olivia Delcán, and Thekla Reuten, Warrior Nun was unceremoniously canceled in December last year, despite critical acclaim from both critics and audiences alike.
Warrior Nun Fans Have Fought Hard for a Third Season
Quickly after the cancelation, fans of Warrior Nun took to social media to start a campaign, calling for the show to be given a third outing. Creator and showrunner Simon Barry has backed the fan campaign since the beginning, declaring that the show would live or die depending on the reaction. “Here’s what I know. When #WarriorNun is saved and/or ‘risen’, it’s going to be because of you, the FANDOM family. That much is perfectly clear and that’s why you, Must. Not. Stop. #SaveWarriorNun,” he said in March.
The following month, Barry heaped praise on the fans of Warrior Nun and their passion. A passion that has won out in the end. “It really dominates the landscape. It just crystalized how lucky the show is to have this kind of fan engagement,” he said. “I do know from [Productivity Media], the people who own the rights, that their intention is to find a way to keep going.” Further details regarding the return of Warrior Nun remain under wraps at present, but the confirmation that there will be more adventures is surely enough for now.
The first two seasons of Warrior Nun are currently available to stream on Netflix, with the second series of the show sitting at a perfect 100% on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.