After two seasons, “Warrior Nun,” the Netflix’s adored series, met an unexpected end on the streaming platform, leaving fans disheartened. Yet, the tale didn’t quite finish there. The profound energy of the series’ aficionados created ripples of change, signaling its resurgence not as a series, but a trilogy of feature films.
Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic, once wrote, “Every great film should seem new every time you see it.” This is the hope that the creators of “Warrior Nun” carry with them as they transform this beloved series into a film saga.
The heart of this resurrection story lies with the fans. Their unwavering support and passionate campaigns online paved the way for the series’ creators and executive producers to reconsider the potential the series had as cinematic creation.
Dean English, the series’ executive producer, recently unveiled the plans, expressing his deep gratitude towards the fans. “I need to start by thanking all of you loyal fans. It’s because of you and your incredible energy that we keep pushing forward to make these stories. You guys really make it all worthwhile,” he exclaimed in a video clip.
The narrative of “Warrior Nun” hinges on Ava, a young woman brought back from the abyss of death by an ethereal artifact grafted onto her. With this newfound life, she uncovers her role in the Order of the Cruciform Sword – a venerable order with the sacred duty of banishing demons from our realm. This rich, fantastical tale found its roots in the comic book “Warrior Nun Areala” by Ben Dunn. Its on-screen adaptation earned commendable reviews, with its second season landing a spot on Netflix’s worldwide top 10 list for English-language TV series.
Yet, in a surprising move, Netflix pulled the plug on the series in December. The sorrow of this decision was palpable among its fanbase. Fervent efforts were put forth on social media, with fans uniting under hashtags, billboards, and various campaigns to voice their desire for a continuation.
Simon Barry, the series creator, acknowledged this ardent affection in his tweet, “Today I’m happy to officially report that because of your combined voices, passion and amazing efforts — Warrior Nun will return and is going to be more EPIC than you could imagine.“
However, the journey from series to films is not without its set of challenges. Dean English acknowledged the looming strike in Hollywood, which pertains to actors and writers, implying potential delays in announcing the creative team for the film trilogy.
The return of “Warrior Nun” as a trilogy, following its unexpected exit on Netflix, is a testament to the series’ profound narrative and the passionate voices of its fan community. As it metamorphoses from episodic tales to cinematic brilliance, fans around the globe wait with bated breath, eager for the next chapter in Ava’s saga.
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