WARRIOR NUN trailer – Netflix brings Ben Dunn’s comic to life in a fun & irreverent action series

WARRIOR NUN trailer – Netflix brings Ben Dunn’s comic to life in a fun & irreverent action series

On of the new series coming to Netflix is WARRIOR NUN, based on the Antarctic Press comic book character Warrior Nun Areala, created by Ben Dunn. This was one of the staple characters of AP, a company Dunn co-founded with his brother in the 1980s, and Ben has frequently been called “The Godfather of American Manga”, thanks primarily to his other popular comic series NINJA HIGH SCHOOL. The Netflix show takes the material in a dark and serious direction, but with hints of sinister humor – like a mix of GAME OF THRONES and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and including supporting characters from the comics like Shotgun Mary and Lilith. The cast features Alba Baptista, Toya Turner, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Thekla Reuten, Joaquim de Almeida, Sylvia De Fanti. Simon Barry (CONTINUUM, VAN HELSING) serves as executive producer and director of the first few episodes. I gotta say this looks pretty good, and being friends with Ben Dunn, I’m excited to see one of his more notable visions brought to life like this. Take a look at the trailer below and see if you aren’t excited.

Caught in the middle of an ancient war between good and evil, a young girl wakes up in a morgue with inexplicable powers. Her search for answers brings her to The Order of the Cruciform Sword, a secret society of warrior nuns sworn to protect the world from evil. While juggling her responsibilities as the chosen one with the normal obstacles of a teenage girl, this mysterious fantasy drama is full of mystery, action, adventure, and teenage romance, proving our main character might fight in the name of good, but she’s no angel.

WARRIOR NUN premieres on Netflix this July 2, 2020

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