The second of two comic related projects picked up by Netflix is Ben Dunn’s Warrior Nun Areala from Antarctic Press. The 1993 indy bad girl series was picked up today and copies have been snatched up.
The character and concept first appeared in Warrior Nun Areala #1. There is also a signed edition that was pretty limited.
Based on Ben Dunn’s manga comic, Warrior Nun Areala, the series will follow a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a second chance at life. Thanks to an ancient and powerful artifact now stuck in her back, she joins a secret and selective order of individuals, whose sole duty is to battle demons and other monsters on Earth.
All of that would be fine if she wasn’t also being sought after by the forces of both Heaven and Hell. Think of it as a mix of Van Helsing, Priest, and Spawn.
Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum) is serving as showrunner, writer, and director. Terri Hughes Burton (The 100, Eureka) is co-executive producer and Amy Berg (Counterpart, Da Vinci’s Demons) is a consulting producer.