No need to plan an XXL budget to create a hype around a series. At least, not necessarily. The proof with this series whose season 2 landed discreetly on Netflix and which offers a perfect score of 100% good reviews.
There are times when it's hard to understand why Netflix renews a show for a second season only to end up airing it with little or no promotion unless it's to kill it. That's exactly what happened with Warrior Nun, but this time the result was different and his fans are doing everything possible to get a third one.
Warrior Nunnis the story of Ava, a young girl who wakes up in the morgue, alive and well. She then discovers that she has a strange artifact on her back and that she is now part of an ancient order that fights with demons. In the sequel, Ava and the sisters of the Order team up with new allies to unmask a false prophet, intent on taking over the world.
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An unexpected success
For the moment, season 2 of Warrior Nunhas regularly returned to the top 10 most watched series on Netflix for two consecutive weeks despite the fact that the platform has not invested anything in its promotion. We are not inventing anything, since Simon Barry, the creator of the series, came to affirm it on his twitter account, hoping that this could play in favor of a possible renewal.
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The other unexpected factor is that with this return, Warrior Nun has become the highest rated series of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. On this reference site, it has accumulated 100% positive comments from specialized critics (even if it is true that it has only a few opinions) and 99% positive evaluations from the public. So far, the record was shared by the anime Cyberpunk Edgerunners and the docuseries Lennox Hill, both with 100% critics and 98% public.
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To this must be added tremendous fan support, to the point where one can pledge to become a monk/nun if that's what it takes to motivate Netflix to renew it. Now we will have to see if the platform decides to go ahead with this adaptation of Ben Dunn's comic or if all this is still not enough.
This article was written in collaboration with our colleagues d'Espinof.