Sapphics, we won. Warrior Nun is coming back. 


In December last year, gays everywhere collectively mourned the cancellation of the Netflix fan favourite show Warrior Nun. Well, it’s time to wipe your tears and grab a rainbow flag because Warrior Nun has officially been uncancelled. 

Warrior Nun showrunner, Simon Barry, tweeted on 28 June: “Today I’m happy to officially report that because of your combined voices, passion and amazing efforts, Warrior Nun will return and is going to be more EPIC than you could imagine.”

The Netflix top 10 show followed the story of Areala – the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns – and her journey of self-discovery. Aside from the obvious demon-hunting and magical superpowers, the show gained a huge following for its sapphic central storyline between Ava and Sister Beatrice. 

What seemed to be yet another victim of the #CancelYourGays movement has now become a celebration of the power of fandom. After months of petitioning, tweeting, and raising awareness, it’s undeniable that the fan reaction to Warrior Nun’s cancellation helped to bring it back to life. 

This decision marks more than just the revival of one show. In a time where it feels like queer voices are constantly being silenced, muted, or disregarded, the renewal of Warrior Nun shows the power of queer storylines. And more importantly, the impact they have on the people watching.  

To commemorate this momentous occasion, here are some of our favourite fan tweets: 

You can stream the first two seasons of Warrior Nun on Netflix now. 

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