Netflix is at it yet again with another cancellation that’s hurting an entire fandom. Another YA series has bit the dust and this time a whole fandom is seeking vengeance. Warrior Nun has faced the wrath of Netflix and has now been axed after two seasons.
How can we save Warrior Nun? Will Netflix regret canceling another great show? Let’s dive in.
Warrior Nun is based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala originally created by Ben Dunn.
It 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 now is 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.
It’s unclear why Netflix ordered the cancellation especially when the end of season 2 was left so wide open. Promotion for Warrior Nun was next to nothing, especially when it’s being released amongst other shows with far more global reach. (Wednesday, anyone?) It’s easy to see why fans are demanding justice for more seasons.
Warrior Nun has been described as Ben Dunn, which is another great archetype that engages audiences, a lesbian nun. The series also has great production and counts on several surprising script twists that just make you want to stay in front of the screen all day figuring out what’s coming next. And last but not least the chemistry between the couple formed by Ava & Beatrice is insuperable.
It’s important to have movies & TV shows that portray complex romantic relationships that do not loosen each character’s authenticity. All this should be specially taken into consideration when we’re talking about female characters as well as “diverse” sexual orientations, like in this case the lesbic one.
By now, Warrior Nun has kept its place in Netflix’s top ten, three weeks after its release. This TV series has shown to be a worth-watching piece no matter where you judge it from. Its love story moves from the cliche and allows each character to develop deeply individually.
Although Warrior Nun‘s first season popped in 2020, its second season release in November was extremely well received. This is a lot to say due to the fact that 2020 was a pandemic year when honestly any TV show was acceptable in order to distract our minds from the terrible scenario we were all living in.
According to Forbes, “Warrior Nun is a unique case in that season 2 is the best-scored season of a show in Netflix history, according to Rotten Tomatoes metrics. The second season has a perfect 100% score from a handful of critics, but more impressive is the 99% Audience Score it has from over 8,000 viewers, easily the highest overall total from any season of a Netflix original.”
The short answer is no. We want to make sure Warrior Nun is still trending and remains a big show for the streaming service. It’s hard to deny a show’s reach when it remains a top contender.
A lot of female-led Netflix shows end up axed and it’s a very worrying statistic. Fate: The Winx Saga (YA fairy drama), The Society (YA sci-fi drama), First Kill (YA vampire drama), and Spinning Out (teenage ice skating drama) are among the few shows canceled by Netflix which are also female-led.
It’s no surprise many fandoms are canceling their Netflix memberships and turning to Amazon Prime Video or HBO Max.
Why do you want to save Warrior Nun? Let us know in the comments.