[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers through the Season 1 finale of Warrior Nun, “Revelation 2:10.”]
Did you occur to catch all ten episodes of Netflix’s Warrior Nun? We concept it used to be just a little hit-or-miss, nevertheless it additionally rather continuously featured nuns beating the shit out of other folks two times their dimension, so it’s now not NOT really helpful. Either approach, the primary season ended on just a little of a bombshell that exposed the entirety our major persona Ava (Alba Baptista) and her sisters within the Order of the Cruciform Sword believed in used to be a lie. Religion!
Here’s the gist: Warrior Nun follows Ava, a quadriplegic orphan who unearths herself bonded with an historical holy artifact, the Halo of the Angel Adriel. The Halo provides Ava a handful of superpowers but additionally places her within the crosshairs of the Order of the Cruciform Sword, an historical sect of religious girls sworn to struggle demons. Season 1 sees Ava coming to phrases together with her new management place and holy project throughout the Order…proper up till the finale. “Revelation 2:10” unearths that now not simplest is the Angel Adriel nonetheless alive, he’s a dang demon. Adding betrayal to the combination, Father Vincent (Tristán Ulloa)—the kindly, delicate non secular chief of the OCS—uncovered himself as an Adriel follower, committing to serving to a demon do his demonic paintings on Earth.
Speaking with EW, Warrior Nun showrunner Simon Barry famous that the season 1 plan used to be at all times to upend the entirety we discovered.
“We were aware that this would be an earthquake, in essence, not only the betrayal of [Father] Vincent but the idea that their own mythology was potentially built on a lie. Adriel didn’t come down to earth from heaven and gift [the power] to the first Warrior Nun. A lot of their belief in their own order was built around that lies, we needed them to reexamine that. The Sister Warriors needed to understand that they were living examples of mythology and that they were conscripted based on this false story. That’s a very powerful argument for many things. You could say that about nationalism, the occult, about religion. We wanted to challenge their reality and see how that played out.”
Introducing an historical demon into the combination is, clearly, the larger tale beat, however heading right into a hypothetical season 2 the brand new narrative arc for Father Vincent goes to pressure the stress, Barry says.
“That is obviously fertile ground for season two, if we get one. When you have a character like Father Vincent believe in something so strongly, it makes you question the narrative that you’ve been told. If he believes in Adriel, then maybe there’s something there that the others don’t know yet that Vincent does. So, we’re sort of counting on Vincent’s belief in Adriel to keep things fluid and not necessarily black and white.”
Netflix hasn’t introduced anything else both approach about Warrior Nun season 2—despite the fact that the collection did stay beautiful firmly within the streamer’s Top 10 TV phase—however Barry did trace that the bigger lore of the tale will wish to be explored going ahead.
“The larger world will have to now come into play in a way if we get to season two. The nature of Adriel’s reveal and the scope of what happened after Duretti becomes Pope is something that obviously is a public event. The idea that this event and the Adriel’s emergence goes unnoticed by the public simply doesn’t make sense. We’re going to have to see the impact of it on the world outside of the OCS, and the nuns themselves. Adriel’s plans will have to come into focus, and that’s obviously something bigger than what would involve just the church.”
Warrior Nun is now streaming on Netflix. For extra at the collection, this is our complete season 1 evaluation.