warrior nun debuted its second season on Netflix in early November 2022 and fans are already looking for a third season, but will there be one? Below is our Season 3 preview, including how well the show has performed so far and what to expect if we get a third season.
Coming from Simon Barry (behind Bad Blood, Van Helsing, and Continuum), the series first debuted in July 2020 and after a relatively quick renewal, returned for Season 2 on November 10, 2022.
Starring Alba Baptista, Toya Turner and Thekla Reuten, the series follows a young woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new artifact on her back and discovers that she is part of an ancient order.
Has Netflix renewed or canceled Warrior Nun for a season 3?
Official renewal status: not yet renewed
Our renewal prediction: probable cancellation
As of this writing, despite showrunner Simon Barry eyeing future seasons and valiant fan campaign efforts to boost viewership, it has yet to be renewed.
Unfortunately, the initial performance of the program is not looking good and external demand is also weakening. You could argue that it launched between a busy slate and the marketing wasn’t the best, but the numbers so far aren’t good.
According to the showrunnerNetflix spent $0 on promotion.
As we’ve discussed, Netflix looks at multiple metrics when it comes to renewing shows; for the most part, the audience is king. Netflix will look at cost vs. viewership and the number of starters vs. the number of completions.
This seems to be determined by the total @Netflix views and full completion rate s2, in the first 28 days. So tell every living soul you know to watch it, and watch all 8 episodes in the shortest reasonable amount of time. Repeat viewing is also encouraged. I have nothing to say.😐
—Simon Barry (@SimonDavisBarry) November 18, 2022
Simon Barry, executive producer of warrior nunI talk to ScreenRant saying they have plans for future seasons saying:
“Of course, when you finish a season as a writer, you always want to make sure you haven’t put yourself in a corner. And yes, we had an idea of what Season 3 could be and what it would look like. But of course it depends on the fans. If they appear in large numbers. Netflix will make the right choice. And hopefully, that’s what will happen.”
Another interview suggests barry has hope have five to seven seasons when all is said and done.
that’s good warrior nun acting on netflix?
In this segment, you will notice that we compare the performance of warrior nun a Fate: The Winx Saga. Some may argue that’s an unfair comparison, but ultimately, both are big-budget, visual-effects-heavy young-adult sci-fi fantasy shows. Both also debuted their first few seasons in a similar time frame to each other and both had to wait long stretches before returning after the pandemic. Fate, as you may know, was recently canceled by Netflix.
Let’s start with the hours watched provided by the Netflix top 10.
The show debuted at #6 in week 1 with 26.22 million global hours. In week 2, viewing hours were up 6% to 27.74 million, but it probably wasn’t the big boom the show needed.
|week period||Hours seen (M)||Range||Week in the Top 10|
|November 6, 2022 to November 13, 2022||26,220,000||6||1|
|November 13, 2022 to November 20, 2022||27,740,000 (+6%)||5||two|
A positive factor is that in week 2, warrior nun season 1 appeared in the top 10 with 20.10 million hours watched, meaning the relentless fan campaign may have encouraged viewers to give the show a try.
again, looking Fate: The Winx Sagait also saw a rebound in viewership from Season 1, but it wasn’t enough to keep the show going.
Looking at it in terms of CVE (that means taking the number of hours Netflix provides and dividing it by the length of the show), we can see that the show debuted in week 1 with a CVE of 4.5 million. that’s half of what Fate: The Winx Saga did in the first week.
FlixPatrol datalooking at the top 10 raw daily rather than hours provides a better story that suggests the show isn’t quite at its peak yet.
Their heat map suggests that the program works best in European countries, including Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium, and the Nordic regions.
In the United States, the show lasted eight days in the TV top 10 before dropping out.
What happens to foreign demand for warrior nun?
Google Trends offers the starkest comparison in terms of demand for both programs. You can see that they both peaked during their Season 1 debuts and both failed to even generate half the demand after the Season 2 debut. warrior nun is poor performance compared to Destination: The Winx Saga.
There is much more data to come warrior nun, and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
What to expect from Warrior Nun season 3
Warning: spoilers ahead.
Before we delve into what to expect from Warrior Nun Season 3, let’s quickly recap the events of Season 2 Episode 8 titled “Jeremiah 29:13”.
The official synopsis for the final episode was as follows:
“Ava visits the other realm and returns with a new plan to end Adriel’s unholy charade, but it will require superhuman strength and painful sacrifices.”
At the end of season 2, there is a full war brewing with the season 2 finale in multiple big cliffhangers, but arguably some of the biggest questions are involved.
Adriel has been defeated after he was found to be in control of Earth, but with that threat gone, a bigger one will take its place, which will be the main driver for a third season. Add to that the lingering questions about Halo and Lilith’s transformation.
Beyond that, the order has been mostly rebuilt so it’ll be able to hold its own in season 3 with the lingering threats and as for relationships, it’s also mostly been resolved with Ava confessing her love for Beatrice.
A redditor predicts that “Season 3 would set up the events leading up to the holy war, Season 4. So this could be the last one if the show doesn’t gain enough traction.”
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