Netflix Cancels “Warrior Nun” After Two Seasons

Horror

Just one month after the second season of “Warrior Nun” debuted on Netflix, the streaming service opted not to renew the series for a third, per Deadline.

Season 2 spent just three weeks in Netflix’s Weekly Top 10 for English-language series after premiering on November 10, 2022. It peaked at #5, despite having a devout and vocal fanbase.

“Inspired by the manga novels, Warrior Nun revolves around a 19-year-old woman (Alba Baptista) 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.”

In Season 2, “Ava and the Sister-Warriors of the OCS must find a way to defeat the angel, Adriel, as he attempts to build his following into the dominant religion on the planet.”

Alba Baptista, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, Toya Turner and Olivia Delcán reprise their roles as the core group of demon-fighting Nuns.

I wrote in my 4-star review of the debut season, “With a silly title like Warrior Nun and a premise suggestive of another teen Buffy by way of Catholic horror, Netflix’s latest has vast potential to get slept on. The surprising reality is that Warrior Nun slowly reveals itself, throughout its 10-episode inaugural season, to be something special. A singular Hero’s journey with a witty teen antihero transforms into an epic, ensemble story that’s refreshingly ballsy and mature in the way it tackles oft controversial subject matter. By season’s end, Warrior Nun becomes full-throttle action horror with serious stakes, making this an insanely pleasant surprise that’ll leave you clamoring for more. Ignore the dumb name and hit play.”

Simon Barry serves as creator and showrunner of the series.

While the series won’t continue, sadly, you can binge both seasons now on Netflix.

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