A month after Season 2 debuted on Netflix, the streaming giant has opted not to renew Warrior Nun for a third season. The news was first announced by Deadline, with the outlet noting that the series saw a decline in viewership in its second outing.
Season 2 of Warrior Nun was in Netflix’s Weekly Top 10 for three weeks, with the series peaking at the fifth spot. The series had a rather passionate fanbase, must like First Kill, but the fanbase failed to secure strong enough ratings to be renewed again. The move comes after Netflix has taken to evaluating its titles more closely – comparing viewership against costs for all renewal decisions.
The series was based on the manga title, Warrior Nun Areala, and hailed from showrunner Simon Barry. He tweeted the news out on Tuesday, making sure to thank the fans for their support. “I’ve just found out that @Netflix will not be renewing #WarriorNun,” he tweeted. “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.”
The series revolves around 19-year-old Ava Silva, played by Alba Baptista, who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life thanks to a divine artifact embedded in her back. She soon finds that she has joined an ancient order that is meant to fight demons on Earth, all while forces from Heaven and Hell seek to control her. Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, Tristán Ulloa, Thekla Reuten, Sylvia De Fanti and William Miller starred alongside Baptista.
Both seasons of Warrior Nun are now streaming on Netflix.