Warrior Nun fans, unite! The show has officially been saved.
Following its controversial cancellation last year, director and showrunner Simon Barry has confirmed that the Netflix series will make an “epic” return.
Barry said in a tweet: “Today, I’m happy to officially report that because of your combined voices, passion and amazing efforts – #WarriorNun will return and is going to be more EPIC than you could imagine.”
He added that “more details” will come “soon” and thanked fans for their various attempts and campaigns to save the series.
Fans were, understandably, elated with Barry’s announcement. One wrote: “Simon, THANK YOU. The best positive news ever in my life. Thank you for your support this whole time.”
Another tweeted: “This has to be one the best feelings in the world knowing that we accomplished something like this. This fandom is extraordinary. Congrats everyone!”
The second season of Warrior Nun premiered in November 2022 and made history with the highest audience score for a Netflix series.
Based on Ben Dunn’s comic book Warrior Nun Areala, the series follows 19-year-old Ava Silva (Alba Baptista), who wakes up in a morgue with supernatural abilities and that discovers that she must battle demons on Earth.
While Warrior Nun was praised for its writing, acting and action sequences, it gained a passionate following due to its LGBTQ+ representation and blossoming relationship between Ava and Sister Beatrice (Kristina Tonteri-Young).
After the series was axed, fans launched a change.org petition – which currently has over 123,000 signatures.
At the time, Barry said: “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.”
See the best responses to Warrior Nun’s return below.
WE DID IT!!!! Incredible news to start the day off with😃This has to be one the best feelings in the world knowing that we accomplished something like this. This fandom is extraordinary. Congrats everyone!!!! pic.twitter.com/0R3jO9zBYk
— HazyDayz11 (@Jesshayes081) June 28, 2023
Congratulations Simon and #WarriorNun team! I am phenomenally excited & so proud of this fandom who have put their heart, soul, energy, and everything into the #SaveWarriorNun efforts. The impact from fans has been a privilege to witness & honored to be part of. #WarriorNunSaved
— Lisa Steinberg 𓄿 (@GoodHumorGrl) June 28, 2023
— Camila's Crush ❤🥷⚔️ (@5HCamz_crush) June 28, 2023
I can't function
We did it.
We did it for you all.
I'm so happy.
There really is a silver lining
POSITIVE NEWS IS HERE
— The Love Of Warrior Nun (@SavinWarriorNun) June 28, 2023
simon, thank you so much for fighting with us and not giving up on the show, or us. we’ve all been through so much in these 6 months, but i know we will be remembered by this. by the fact we did it. thank you!#WeSavedWarriorNun #WarriorNunSaved
— dean • WE SAVED WARRIOR NUN (@saintavasilva) June 28, 2023
thank you omg i'm sooo happy i'm getting them back 😭💘 pic.twitter.com/k3zBggxIIY
— sister jess (@gay4wanniee) June 28, 2023
— Andy | ⚔️ #WarriorNunSaved (@Andyrrawr) June 28, 2023
OMG!!!!!!! THANKS Simon, THANKS WN cast, THANKS Halo Bearers ❤️
I'm so proud of all of us for our fight
I can't believe I'm at work at the time of this announcement instead of being with you all on Twitter to celebrate but I'm so happy right now #WeSaveWarriorNun #WarriorNun
— aud | #SaveWarriorNun (@gobacktotheAlps) June 28, 2023
this feels surreal and too good to be true but i know you wouldn't screw with us. i'm genuinely in shock! amazing news! thank you for persevering, Simon, as we know that as loud as the fans have been we would be nowhere without your dedication ❤#WarriorNunSaved #WarriorNun
— Sarina (@gotbooksgetlife) June 28, 2023
— 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚊 (@djcaliphoria) June 28, 2023
— She's a 🇵🇭 🏳️🌈🚩| Save Warrior Nun (@beyoushe) June 28, 2023
— BEXY BEX (@Geek___Squad) June 28, 2023
— Sterpril ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🔫 (@Ellie_2038) June 28, 2023
We fucking did it you guys 😭 literally feels like we just won the championship game at the last second and now we’re all rushing the field to hug & celebrate. Avatrice here we come!!!!!!!!!#SAVEDWarriorNun pic.twitter.com/ltFt91mSHw
— Sterpril ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🔫 (@Ellie_2038) June 28, 2023
— Pirouette ♥ Mamamoo #WarriorNunSaved ❤️ (@Pirouetteradish) June 28, 2023
This is astounding! We’re immensely proud of this fandom with all the dedicated voices, artists, & community members support through the #SaveWarriorNun campaign! Halobearers, #WarriorNun continues because of you! Congratulations to everyone who made this happen! #WarriorNunSaved
— StarryMag (@StarryMag) June 28, 2023
I DIDN'T REALIZE THINGS LIKE THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED THIS IS SO FUCKING CRAZY
— Elke (@elkehol) June 28, 2023
— Franzi🇩🇪⚔😇/#WarriorNunSaved (@Franzi3145) June 28, 2023