Given the enduring weirdness of our times, it only seems right that Netflix would announce the renewal of its recent teen-fantasy hit Warrior Nun by posting a video conference on Twitter. In it, showrunner Simon Barry asks his stars Alba Baptista, Toya Turner, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri-Young, and Olivia Delcan what their favorite memories of working on the show are, and then smugly slips in that Warrior Nun Season 2 has been officially confirmed.
Warrior Nun has been renewed for a second season — watch the cast find out pic.twitter.com/FOFY4N4RhT
— Netflix (@netflix) August 19, 2020
That announcement doesn’t come with a release date or an indication of when production might begin, so for now, despite this news being official, it still doesn’t mean much. But it’s good news nonetheless. The inaugural 10-episode season, about Ava Baptista’s quadriplegic protagonist Ava being brought back from the dead and given a spring in her step by a magic halo, was a global hit. We liked it. We even went out of our way to cover all ten episodes in-depth, but then again we always do that.
Either way, Warrior Nun had all the right elements for a renewal. It had soapy teen melodrama mixed into an otherworldly battle against demonkind. It had strong female characters. It had great action. It was steeped in Judeo-Christian iconography and snarky dismissals of divinity. And, given it was a Netflix Original, it didn’t have an ending. Warrior Nun Season 2 will, presumably, continue the Order of the Cruciform Sword’s age-old fight against evil by first revealing what happened in that major cliffhanger.
Like a lot of popular shows of this nature, Warrior Nun was adapted from Benn Dunn’s comic book Warrior Nun Areala, and it had a significant advantage in being quite a lot like a modern-day Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is never a bad thing. Alba Baptista made her English-language debut in the show and impressed while doing so, and another outing in front of Netflix’s global user base will only be good for her – she’s talented, and a potential star. Whenever Warrior Nun Season 2 ends up being resurrected, hopefully, she makes the most of it.