|Alba Baptista will play Ava, the lead role in Netflix's upcoming series, 'Warrior Nun.' The series is based on the comic 'Warrior Nun Areala,' which San Antonio-based Antarctic Press first published in 1994.|
|‘Warrior Nun Areala’ creator Ben Dunn will see his comic creation come to life in a new Netflix sci-fi series. Dunn debuted the character in 1994 in a miniseries by San Antonio-based publisher, Antarctic Press, which Dunn founded in 1984.|
Portuguese actress Alba Baptista will lead as Ava, the 19-year-old title hero who wakes up in a morgue with a holy artifact embedded in her back and a holy mission to kick demon butt, as both heaven and hell vie for her abilities.
Dunn wrote and illustrated the comic about Sister Shannon Masters, a noble nun who assumes the mantle of a powerful Valkyrie who launched a hard-fighting holy order. Dunn later sold the rights to the “Warrior Nun” name and character to Avatar Press.
Netflix has announced a release date for “Warrior Nun.” The series will have 10 episodes available on July 2, 2020. Simon Berry is the series creator, showrunner and executive producer, with Dunn as a story consultant.