Warrior Nun Just Broke A Netflix Record

Warrior Nun currently has a 99% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, breaking the former Netflix record.

By Jennifer Asencio | Published

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Warrior Nun may have saved itself from cancellation. A stellar season two has earned positive reviews, especially from audiences, according to Forbes. Based on fan reception, Netflix may have to consider the third season for the show, as the series currently sits at a 100% critic rating and 99% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest audience rating for the streaming platform.

The first season of Warrior Nun wasn’t as well received by fans or critics as the new season and underperformed on the streaming service when it dropped. However, the second season has garnered a 99% audience score on the strength of over 4500 reviews, no easy feat for any series. It seems audiences are more enthusiastic about the new season.

The second season of Warrior Nun was released on Netflix on November 10 after months of speculation as to the fate of the show. The streaming service often announces show renewals within days of a new season dropping but was slow to do so for Warrior Nun, causing fans to speculate. The first season was dropped in July 2020, so the Covid pandemic likely contributed to the delay in announcements about a second season.

Based on the comic series Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn, the show is about Ava, an orphan who has unwittingly been bestowed with a divine artifact that is sought after by a myriad of forces, both human and supernatural. She learns that the last bearer of the artifact was part of an ancient religious order formed to defend humanity from demonic forces. As various interests seek out the artifact, Ava trains in combat with the Order of the Cruciform Sword to become a Warrior Nun.

The second season of Warrior Nun sees the Order dealing with the fallout from the first, scattered around Europe and trying to regroup. Ava is in hiding and the sinister corporation Arq-Tech is under the power of the deadly Adriel after Jillian Salvius handed it over. A young man named Miguel and another divine artifact may hold the key to saving the world.

While reviews for the first season of Warrior Nun were generally favorable, the praise was mostly reserved for the chemistry of the cast and the fight choreography. It was also criticized for its plot and pacing, which some felt was slow and bleak. Critics also noted the obvious inspiration from similar shows about young female action heroines, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars.

Warrior Nun is run by Simon Barry and stars newcomer Alba Baptista as the titular character. It also stars Toya Turner in a breakout role as Shotgun Mary, Sylvia Di Fanti as Mother Superion, and Tristan Ulloa as Father incent. The other sisters on the team are played by Lorena Andrea and Kristina Tonteri-Young.

The first season of Warrior Nun earned 92% on Rotten Tomatoes as well as a Metacritic score of 62 out of 100 and was still renewed. The second season was as enjoyed by critics as it was by fans, with a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes to complement the audience score. Despite such positive reception for season two, Netflix has yet to announce if there will be a third season.