After two seasons, the fantasy action shows Warrior Nun on the streaming service has been cancelled. The last set of episodes came out on November 10 and stayed in Netflix’s weekly top 10 for English-language shows for three weeks, peaking at No. 5.
“I’ve just found out that @netflix will not be renewing #WarriorNun — my sincere appreciation to all the fans who worked so hard to bring awareness to this series, and for the love you showed me, the cast and the whole production team,” showrunner and creator Simon Barry tweeted Tuesday. “It was a privilege to be a part of this.”
I’ve just found out that @netflix will not be renewing #WarriorNun – my sincere appreciation to all the fans who worked so hard to bring awareness to this series, and for the love you showed me, the cast and the whole production team. It was a privilege to be a part of this. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eZIBa4tJYm
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) December 13, 2022
Based on the comic book character created by Ben Dunn, Warrior Nun starred Alba Baptista as Ava Silva, a 19-year-old orphan who wakes up on a slab in the mortuary with a divine artefact stuck in her back. She finds out that she is now a member of the Order of the Cruciform Sword, an ancient group of warrior nuns who have sworn to fight demons on earth.
The other women who played these warrior nuns were Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, Toya Turner, and Olivia Delcán. The show had a small but strong group of fans, but that wasn’t enough to save it from cancellation.
This month, Netflix cancelled The Midnight Club after one season because Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy had signed a deal with Amazon that could include a series based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
Unfortunately, the first week’s numbers for the show didn’t look good, and outside demand for it dropped quickly after it came out. You could say that it came out at a busy time and that the marketing wasn’t the best, but sales aren’t great so far.
The showrunner says that Netflix didn’t spend any money on advertising.
As we’ve talked about, Netflix looks at a number of factors when deciding whether or not to renew a show. Most of the time, though, viewership is king. Netflix will compare the cost of a show to how many people watch it and how many people start a show to how many finish it.
This seems to be determined by total @netflix views and full s2 completion rate, in the first 28 days. So tell every living soul you know to watch it, and watch all 8 eps within the shortest reasonable time frame. Also repeat viewing is encouraged. I have no say whatsoever.😐 https://t.co/pEoXb2EWw8
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) November 18, 2022
In this part, you’ll see that we compare how well Warrior Nun does to how well Fate: The Winx Saga does. Some people might say that’s not a fair comparison, but both are sci-fi/fantasy YA shows with big budgets and lots of visual effects. Both started their first seasons around the same time, and both had to wait a long time before they could come back after the pandemic.