It’s been four months since Netflix decided to cancel Warrior Nun, even after the series proved to be a massive success for the streaming platform. Since that announcement, fans have waged an active campaign against the company, demanding that the series be renewed for at least one more season to close the story of Ava Alba Baptista.
The campaign also featured some other streaming services and networks, as audiences demand a new home for their beloved series. So far, there hasn’t been any news about the future of the project, which was released in 2020 and got some great reviews, though its popularity didn’t explode until the second season.
Even with this difficult circumstance, creator Simon Davis Parry remains hopeful for the future of his creation, as he recently revealed to Empire in a recent interview:
It really dominates the landscape. It just crystallized how lucky the show is to have this kind of fan interaction. I know who [Productivity Media]the people who own the rights, that their intention is to find a way to go on.”
What is a warrior nun?
Warrior Nun It follows the story of a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact imbedded in her back. She discovers that she is now part of the ancient order of the Sword Crusader, charged with combating demons on Earth, and the powerful forces representing Heaven and Hell want to find and control her.
Based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn, the production was initially set as a feature film before being picked up by Netflix, and turned into a TV show. The series is narrated and led by Portuguese actress Alba Baptista, who is joined by Toya Turner, Thecla Ryoten, Lorena Andrea, Cristina Tonteri-Young, Silvia Di Fante, and Tristan Ulloa.
The story is based on true events that the New York Times comic-maker found in 1994 in an article titled Black Belts and Blessings for East Harlem Nuns. The piece tells the story of a group of nuns who were part of the French Confraternity of Notre Dame and were assigned in 1991 the task of opening a soup kitchen in Harlem, New York.
Partly out of love and partly out of street crime, the group’s leader, Sister Marie-Chantal, becomes a black belt in judo and taekwondo, prompting all of her classmates to follow her example and take self-defense and martial arts classes at various levels.