Ava has a major crush on a male character; expect kissing, dating, romantic complications. But when their leader is killed by armed assassins and the halo is implanted in the body of a dead girl for safekeeping, things start to go really awry.
You see, Ava (Alba Baptista) comes back from the dead, not just newly alive, but with certain halo-inspired new powers. Now it's up to the Order of the Cruciform Sword to find Ava and harness her powers in their fight, before the world falls before evil forever.
This absorbing Netflix supernatural mystery series with a Catholic framework starts in the middle of its story and takes its time getting where it's going, but is enjoyably bonkers along the way. Though in the comic Sister Shannon Masters is the leader of the nun contingent of the great war against good and evil, Warrior wastes no time dispatching Shannon and putting a new character at the center of the action.
Ava is young, confused, recently returned from the dead, and much more interested in making a new life for herself after enduring a short and miserable previous existence than in learning about the angel's halo that was hastily implanted in her back in a conflict-laden moment. Thus, her whole chosen-one quest temporarily takes a back seat to an unusual but compelling storyline where Ava hooks up with a group of glamorous drifters who bum around a (unnamed but beautiful and atmospheric) Spanish city, squatting in mansions.
Once the titular warrior nuns catch up with her, the story takes on beats that will be familiar to fans of other girl-power monster slayers (Buffy, Lena, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina jump to mind). But the actors are fresh and interesting, the setting and backstory compelling, and the mythology just meaty enough to carry a few seasons of fun adventure.
Families can talk about how religion has traditionally been portrayed in shows and movies with an action/supernatural bent. Warrior Nun's characters place a great deal of importance on integrity, working as a team, and learning to sacrifice for the greater good.
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Edit After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Taglines: Deliver us from evil.
Not that bad only TV ma for violence swears This is a great show that's good for mature teens. Originally developed as a feature film adaptation, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Netflix when the service had given the production a series order for a first season.
Filming takes place in multiple locations in Andalusia, Spain, such as Antique, where the headquarters of the fictional Order of the Cruciform Sword was filmed. The series is narrated and led by Portuguese actress Alba Baptista in the role of Ava Silva, a quadriplegic orphan who discovers she now has supernatural powers which force her to join an ancient order of warrior nuns.
The cast also features Toy Turner, Sheila Reuben, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri-Young, and Tristan Allow. The series debuted on July 2, 2021, on Netflix, to generally positive reviews.
Warrior revolves around the story of a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease of life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
On September 28, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Simon Barry was set to serve as showrunner for the series.
Barry is also credited as an executive producer alongside Stephen Eyes with Terri Hughes Burton serving as a co-executive producer for the series. Production companies involved with the series are Barry's Reality Distortion Field and Fresco Film Services.
On August 19, 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. Sometime after the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Alba Baptista, Toy Turner, Tristan Allow, Sheila Reuben, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, and Emilio Soraya would star in the series.
She praised the performances, particularly Toy Turner as Shotgun Mary, and gives the show a grade B-. Nicole Drum of ComicBook.com gave the review 3 out of 5, and wrote: Warrior is a truly wild journey that manages to ask some tough questions while equally embracing its silliness, its action, and the absolute absurdity of it all.
Critic Steve Murray notes that Warrior has “both potential and problems in equal measure”; supposing that the series is trying to recreate the feel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with less witty dialogue and creativity. Reviewer Danielle Broadway of BlackGirlNerds states that, although the program has good intentions, Warrior “fails to live up to expectations”.
Broadway says the elements of a good series are there, but “if the plot, pacing, and character development (don't improve), there will be no resurrection for Season 2”. ^ “Antique, Plato principal DE 'La Mona Guerrero “.
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