Nowadays it seems that shows are being cancelled hand over fist, but every so often a show that gets the ‘chop’ also gets a campaign to save it and while it’s no guarantee that it will make the necessary difference with decision-makers, there’s some notable examples where it’s worked. So add to that ‘triumph’ pile the fans of Warrior Nun. The Netflix series about a young orphan who is accidentally imbued with an ancient artefact and finds herself in the very real battle between good and evil goat a devout following during its first run, though a second was never a guarantee. A second season was commissioned, picking up the Vatican-blasting events of the finale and opened up the story further… concreting its position as more than just a globe-trotting Buffy clone. But it seemed that holy orders had run out when it was made clear that the second run would be the last with Netflix having no plans to commission a third run.
However late on Tuesday night, Warrior Nun‘s showrunner unexpectedly broke the news that he could officially confirm a third season had now been given the greenlight… largely down to the massive fan campaign that included numerous twitter hashtags and even a giant billboard near Sunset Boulevard, right next to the Netflix headquarters.
He wrote: 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. More details to come! SOON! Thank-you!! #SaveWarriorNun #WarriorNunSaved ”
Beyond that, there’s very little news – at this point it’s not even clear if Warrior Nun will be returning to Netflix or if another platform has stepped up to the lectern. Sources seem to indicate that it won’t be Netflix and that the new material could either turn out to be a short season or a tv movie… no deal has formally been signed. There’s also the WGA strike that’s currently running and a possibility that the SAG-AFTRA actors union will also be joining them – which means there’ll be no immediate work in the writers’ room or the production offices of wherever it lands.