Warrior Nun is an original 10 episode Netflix series created by Simon Barry based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn. A teenage girl wakes up in a morgue with a glowing circle in her back. Alba Baptista stars in the role of Ava Silva, a girl who finds herself reborn with super powers.
Ava learns that the Order of the Cruciform Sword, an Order of ninja-like nuns, is led by a Warrior Nun who possesses the power to see Evil and demons. Through a series of misadventures, Ava finally confronts a demon and banishes it to Hell. She learns she has a Halo embedded in her back which not only brought her back to life but grants her the abilities to phase through solid objects and to heal rapidly. Ava’s helped by allies like Shotgun Mary and battle nuns Beatrice and Camilla.
In addition to the demon hunting, Warrior Nun presents a picture of division within the Catholic Church. The final episodes take place beneath the Vatican in the catacombs. Ava needs to pull of an incredible feat to finally discover the nature of the Halo and the conspiracies within the Church. If you’re looking for a quirky, unpredictable action series, you might give Warrior Nun a try. GRADE: B