In Netflix’s Warrior Nun, a super-powered sisterhood of reborn nuns fights against the forces of evil.
Netflix’s Warrior Nun is an adaptation based on Ben Dunn’s comic book series Warrior Nun Areala, and finds a young girl living in modern times who finds out she’s a reincarnated holy warrior. While the source material centered around a singular female character, the series is shaped around a sisterhood of women who are trained in martial arts in order to fight demons.
Ava (Alba Baptista) is an atheist who, following her death, is resurrected and imbued with supernatural abilities after having an angel’s halo imbedded in her spine. She is recruited by a secret Catholic academy that trains young women to fight the forces of evil. Ava soon learns that she is the Order of the Cruciform Sword’s best chance at winning the war against Hell. While religious themes permeate throughout the series, as the title would suggest, you definitely get a sense that the creators aren’t worried about blasphemy.
You can view the trailer for Netflix’s Warrior Nun below:
The cast is full of international talent, including Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten, Lorena Andrea, and Emilio Sakarya. The season consists of 10 episodes, each titled after an entry in the Bible, possibly giving away clues as to what the episode actually entails or what its theme might be. Having been filmed on location throughout Spain, Warrior Nun has breathtaking cinematography as well as extreme action sequences that would make Buffy Summers proud.
While the narrative of the series deviates slightly from the source material, Warrior Nun‘s focus on slick action scenes suggests there isn’t much of a difference there. Between Warrior Nun and Katherine Langford’s Cursed, we could be in for one wild summer of shows filled with badass women.
Will you be watching Warrior Nun when it arrives on Netflix? Tell us what you’re most excited about in the comments below!