So the last time we checked in on Netflix's Alba Baptista-starring action-drama series adaptation Warrior Nun, we heard some rumblings that Season 2 pre-production was currently underway with filming expected to start "sometime around August" for a late Spring/Summer 2022 release window. A little more than three months later, we're now learning who some of the new faces will be when the series does return. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Meena Rayann (Game of Thrones), Jack Mullarkey (Vikings: Valhalla), and Richard Clothier (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) are set for key recurring roles in the series. Rayann's Yasmine Amunet is a Coptic Nun who is also a scholar and freelance journalist. Yasmine is an intellectual, not a fighter, who finds herself drawn into Warrior Nun Ava's journey. She is a positive, funny, light-hearted character. Mullarkey's Miguel is a charismatic but mysterious activist who gets caught up in Ava's mission. He is a keeper of many secrets, and outsiders find him very difficult to figure out. Clothier's Cardinal William Foster is the second in command at the Vatican and the type of man you want backing you up. Straightforward, loyal, and brilliant, he has fulfilled his duties to the letter since his induction into the church.
Now here's a look at the post from August 2019 when the cast learned in real-time that they would be back for a second season:
Created by series showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum, Van Helsing) and inspired by Ben Dunn's Warrior Nun Areala manga comics, Warrior Nun introduced Ava (and viewers) to an ancient order that she now finds herself a part of, one tasked with fighting demons on Earth. But as she struggled to understand and control her newly-discovered powers, forces from both Heaven and Hell did their best to control her. But Ava had no intention of sitting idly by…
Inspired by the Manga novels, Warrior Nun revolves around a 19 year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
Netflix's Warrior Nun stars Alba Baptista (Ava), Tristán Ulloa (Father Vincent), Kristina Tonteri-Young (Sister Beatrice), Lorena Andrea (Sister Lilith), Toya Turner (Shotgun Mary), and Thekla Reuten (Jillian Salvius). The series also stars Sylvia De Fanti (Mother Superion), Emilio Sakraya (J.C.), Olivia Delcán (Sister Camila), Joaquim De Almeida (Cardinal Duretti), May Simón Lifschitz (Chanel), Dimitri Abold (Randall), and Charlotte Vega (Zori). Barry, Jet Wilkinson, and Stephen Hegyes executive produce.
Editorial Note: In the interest of full disclosure, "Warrior Nun" is based on a property owned by Avatar Press, which also owns Bleeding Cool. Avatar Press has not been, is not, and will not be involved in the editorial process behind Bleeding Cool's coverage of the series.