Why are people cancelling their Netflix Subscriptions because of Warrior Nun?

December 14, 2022 (Last updated: last month)
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Why are people cancelling their Netflix Subscriptions because of Warrior Nun? We look at the history of the show and the social media storm brewing.

Warrior Nun is a Netflix TV series based on the comic book character of the same name by creator Ben Dunn. The show was originally pitched as a movie before the decision to make it a series was set in stone. The first season of Warrior Nun premiered in 2020, and season 2 dropped in November 2022. The show follows the story of a woman that awakens in a morgue and finds she has been chosen to be a warrior of a secret underground organization called the Order of the Cruciform Sword.

An artifact embedded in her back gives her the power to fight powerful demons on Earth, but she is targeted by forces of good and evil, all looking to control her power. Season 1 consisted of ten episodes, and season 2 has eight. However, there is a storm swelling on social media due to Warrior Nun — #cancelnetflix is trending on Twitter.

What is Warrior Nun?

Well, originally, Warrior Nun was a cult comic book by Ben Dunn. The comic, from Antarctic Press, was first published in 1993 and revolves around Sister Shannon Masters, a member of the Order of the Cruciform Sword in service to the Catholic Church.

The book caused controversy with its religious imagery and violent content. The story follows Areala in a fight against evil on Earth along with her fellow Warrior Nuns.

In the first episode, we are introduced to the last of the warrior nuns, Sister Shannon. When she is killed in battle by mercenaries, her fellow nuns must race to extract the holy object from her body. They achieve this and hide it in the corpse of Ava Silva.

Ava, formally a quadriplegic, is resurrected, finds she can walk and sets the first season in motion. Think Buffy with demons, and you have the general tone. Netflix commissioned the first season in 2018, leading to a 2020 release. The series seems to stay quite consistent with the tones and themes of the comic book and initially did well with a 6.5 rating on Rotten Tomatoes with generally favorable reviews.

How many seasons of Warrior Nun are there?

There have been two seasons of the show so far. Season 1 in 2020 and season 2 in 2022.

Why are people cancelling their Netflix Subscriptions because of Warrior Nun?

Well, despite the controversy over the subject matter and the mix of religion and superhero-style antics, the reason that social media is alight about the show is due to the fact that Netflix has decided to cancel Warrior NunAn article published in Variety has stated that the show will not receive a third outing and has been cancelled. It seems that the second season has not performed as well as Netflix hoped, and as a result, the show has been dropped.

On Twitter, the hashtags #cancelnetflix and #savewarriornun have been trending, and upset fans of the show have screenshotted the cancellation of their subscription to Netflix.

A decline in viewers and an expensive budget to produce the show are probably the reasons behind the Netflix decision. It has to be noted that many shows of this kind often do not make it even to a second season. Series based on comics such as Bone and Grendel did not even get the first season. It is always upsetting when your favorite show is axed, and fans of Warrior Nun are doing everything they can to try and reverse the decision.

Is Warrior Nun cancelled?

It would seem that there is nothing that can be done to save the show after its cancellation. A  tweet from the showrunner Simon Barry on December 13th, 2022, stated, “I’ve just found out that Netflix will not be renewing Warrior Nun.” When it comes straight from the showrunner, it would seem that the decision has been made. The show’s executive producer Amy Berg also retweeted this, reinforcing the news is true. Originally it had been stated that Barry had envisioned a five to seven-season run for the project. Sadly it looks as if Warrior Nun has fought its final battle.

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1 thought on “Why are people cancelling their Netflix Subscriptions because of Warrior Nun?

  • December 20, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Uhm no it hasn’t fought it’s final battle. The writer is looking for a new platform.

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