Is there any chance for the show to revive or not? Here is everything we know so far about the current status of Warrior Nun Season 3.
Even after two months after the cancellation news of this beloved series broke the internet back in December 2022, the demands for a season renewal with campaigns and trends were popping up everywhere. The fans are effortlessly trying to get Netflix’s attention to make this thing possible and hoping their request will be fulfilled, which isn’t surprising.
Over the past few weeks, these efforts by the fandom have resulted in a surge of fan protests, including a petition with over 100,000 signatures, and it appears that the show is far from over! The outrage among viewers is valid as to why the network canceled the shows so quickly without allowing them to explore the universe the shows intended to build.
This eventually led to fan demands all over social media for the show to be picked up by another streaming platform. So, if you’re interested in learning more about these fan-driven calls for renewal, you’ve come to the right place! To better understand the situation surrounding the show’s renewal, we’ve compiled a list of all the recent updates and trends made by fans so far.
Warrior Nun Season 3: Why was it canceled?
It has been reported that Netflix has opted not to order a third season of Warrior Nun due to the series’ low viewership. The decision was made a month after the November 10, 2022, release of the fantasy drama’s second season. On the other hand, Warrior Nun’s second-season rating performance follows the pattern of other scripted series that have been canceled by Netflix as the streamer evaluates viewing vs. cost for their renewal decisions.
Season 2 spent just three weeks in Netflix’s Weekly Top 10 for English-language series, peaking at #5. In week 3, the series viewership dropped by a major 57%. In fact, dropping of more than 50% in viewing hours is usually a sign that a show has dwindling viewership which will not be enough to justify another season. As a result, while Warrior Nun was able to build a small but devoted fan base, which helped it secure a second-season renewal from Netflix, it was not enough to sustain the series in the long run.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the tweets shared and retweeted by series creator Simon Barry about the fans’ campaign, which has led to fans gathering together in an attempt to raise their voice to save the series by trending #SaveWarriorNun on social media platforms:
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
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) December 15, 2022
Photo of the mad #WarriorNun Wine/Cheese shop incident I mentioned on the #SaveWarriorNun spaces chat today. Thanks to everyone for listening, and the team that organized, for the great questions. 🇪🇸❤️ pic.twitter.com/Nkzuus6XWo
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 26, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 21, 2023
💥TEN MILLION #SaveWarriorNun Tweets!!! Give yourselves a round of applause and take a moment to celebrate this milestone. You guys are amazing! Thanks to everyone for keeping this fire lit. Will drop bedroom scene pages at 3pm Pacific time and bonus BTS all week! #WarriorNun ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mKYAOcMiVM
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 19, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 19, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 12, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 5, 2023
Beautiful indeed!! Across the street from the @nytimes !!! Hey @genznyt you see this from your window? Maybe we should do a follow up to your story on #Continuum from forever ago. #SaveWarriorNun https://t.co/EIGKPOHCez
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 3, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) February 2, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) January 29, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) January 20, 2023
— Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) January 3, 2023
Warrior Nun Season 3: What could have been the plot?
It is expected to continue the plotline established in the second season, in which Ava and the Sister-Warriors of the OCS must find a way to defeat the angel, Adriel, as he attempts to build his following into the world’s dominant religion. Furthermore, the final season ended on a massive cliffhanger in which Ava visits the other realm and returns with a new plan to end Adriel’s unholy charade—but it will require superhuman strength and painful sacrifices, which should have excited the fans to tune in to watch the next chapter.
In addition to this, Barry did hint at wanting to continue the relationship between Ava and Beatrice in a Variety interview, quoting, “There’s definitely something there with Ava and Beatrice in the sense that Beatrice openly admits she’s gay, and that’s a part of her journey and part of our story,” Barry explained.
“Does that define Ava? Well, that remains to be seen. I mean, we have more seasons hopefully to tell the story and that will be an ongoing journey, not something that is easily defined in one scene with one life, you know?” He added that they don’t want to “define Ava and Beatrice too quickly or too irresponsibly” and ruin their relationship. “So for now, let’s just say we are open and exploring, much like the characters are,” he said.
So far, it seems unlikely to be renewed for a third season by Netflix. In January, co-CEO Ted Sarandos stated that any show that Netflix has decided to shelve is not worth reviving, casting doubt on the show’s future on the streaming platform. Many Warrior Nun fans, however, have taken to trying to find a new home to resurrect the show for a third season. With the backing of passionate viewers who want to see the show continue, Warrior Nun may have a bright future ahead; we’ll just have to wait and see!
If the series is picked up by another platform then the main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles are as follows: Alba Baptista as Ava Silva, Toya Turner as Sister Mary / Shotgun Mary, Thekla Reuten as Jillian Salvius, Lorena Andrea as Sister Lilith, Kristina Tonteri-Young as Sister Beatrice, Tristán Ulloa as Father Vincent, and Olivia Delcán as Sister Camila. There can be new casting announcements in the near future which will be confirmed by the show creators.
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Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know in the comments if you think that the show deserves another chance or not.