After the beloved show Warrior Nun was cancelled by Netflix, fans of the show took to social media to protest the streaming giant’s decision, with the hashtag “NETFLIX CORRECT YOUR MISTAKE” trending on the social media platform. Evidently, Warrior Nun fans simply could not believe that their favourite show had been ditched.
The show’s showrunner Simon Barry took to Twitter to announce the news. He wrote, “I’ve just found out that Netflix will not be renewing Warrior Nun — my sincere appreciation to all the fans who worked so hard to bring awareness to this series, and for the love you showed me, the cast and the whole production team. It was a privilege to be a part of this.”
Then, Alba Baptista, who plays the lead role in the show, also chimed in, “Working on Warrior Nun was a very special chapter of my life. Thank you to the cast and crew for giving everything they had. Thank you to the fans that loved and supported us. I see you, and I love you. It was all for you. I’m forever grateful.”
Now, Simon Barry has been doing what he can to reward those who have stood up against the cancellation of the show. Rather than giving the biggest possible reward to fans, which would be confirming the fact that Warrior Nun had been renewed at Netflix (or anywhere else for that matter), Barry has been healing their wounds somewhat by offering out behind-the-scenes goodies from the show’s first season.
It remains to be seen whether the voices of fans will reverse Netflix’s choice to abandon Warrior Nun despite its popularity. Previous attempts to save TV shows from a similar fate have rarely ended well. Still, Barry’s kind actions will hopefully go some way toward easing the burden, even if it will not bring about a renewal of the show.