When Ava wakes up in the morgue, having seemingly already died, her world is turned upside down when she discovers she is now the Warrior Nun.
Now part of The Order of the Cruciform Sword, she must embrace her new life as part of a group of demon hunting nuns.
What Is Warrior Nun About?
Set in Spain, Warrior Nun is a Netflix original series that is based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn.
In this case, it's Ava Silva (Alba Baptista) who is the Warrior Nun, but this series is more of a story about she got there.
Having been in a car accident as a young girl, she was left a paraplegic and in the care of nuns in an orphanage.
Shortly before her 19th birthday, Ava dies, supposedly by suicide. While awaiting a funeral service in the church morgue, something remarkable happens.
The Order of the Cruciform Sword is an ancient group of nuns who fight off evil on behalf of the Catholic Church.
One in a generation is considered the Warrior Nun as she carries a mystical and magical halo that gives her extraordinary powers.
When the latest Warrior Nun is killed, and under pressure from attackers, a local nun runs into the morgue and presses the halo into Ava, instantly reviving her from the dead.
With a new lease on life, Ava wants nothing to do with the Order and instead runs off to live as normally as possible.
But she can't escape her destiny, especially when the halo itself is a beacon for demons who are after it. Think modern-day Buffy.
In Warrior Nun season 1 we follow Ava's journey, alongside her sister warriors, into a begrudging acceptance that she may very well be the only person who can finally rid the world of demons.
Secrets are revealed, and when a Sister Warrior mysteriously returns to the fold, Ava and the warrior nuns must try to keep a sacred object out of the wrong hands.
But who can she trust and is all what it seems?
Warrior Nun Official Trailer
Is Warrior Nun Worth Watching?
Created by Simon Barry and set in Spain,Warrior Nun is a well-produced fantasy drama with excellent fight choreography and plenty of special effects.
With ten episodes, it does have plenty of twists and turns which is just as well as there are some episodes that lag a little in pace.
It's different and interesting, and while there is the usual set of incredibly stupid decisions being made and plot holes along the way, overall it is quite watchable.
Season 1 comes with committed performances and an almighty twist and cliffhanger ending so no doubt season 2 will be able to give us some answers.
It's comic book fantasy brought to life and entertaining enough to keep you watching.
Is There A Season 2 Of Warrior Nun?
Interestingly, Netflix did officially renew the show back in August 2020, a month after season 1 premiered on the streaming platform.
Filming for the second season didn't begin until July 2021 but it did wrap in November.
Nearly a year on, there is finally an official date for Warrior Nun season 2. It will premiere on November 10th 2022.
Warrior Nun Cast
Simon Barry created the show and is also credited as an executive producer alongside Stephen Hegyes with Terri Hughes Burton serving as a co-executive producer for the show.
Alba Baptista as Ava Silva
Toya Turner as Shotgun Mary
Thekla Reuten as Jillian Salvius
Lorena Andrea as Sister Lilith
Kristina Tonteri-Young as Sister Beatrice
Tristán Ulloa as Father Vincent
Olivia Delcán as Sister Camila