Warrior Nun - Alba Baptista to Star; Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Lorena Andrea, Emilio Sakraya & More Join Netflix Series By Nirat Anop (March 20, 2019, 3:05 am)
(from left to right: Alba Baptista, Toya Turner, Lorena Andrea, Emilio Sakraya)
Alba Baptista (Jogo Duplo, A Impostora, Leviano) has been cast to star in Netflix's Warrior Nun, an upcoming 10-episode adaptation of Manga novels per Deadline's exclusive.
Additionally, Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa (Snatch, Cathedral of the Sea, Cocaine Coast), Thekla Reuten (Red Sparrow, Stan Lee's Lucky Man, Overspel), Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea (Papillon, House on Elm Lake) and Emilio Sakraya (Tatort, Kalte Füße, 4 Blocks, Der Schweinehirt) have joined the cast as series regulars.
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.
Warrior Nun hails from Simon Barry (Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, Continuum), Stephen Hegyes (White Noise, 50 Dead Men Walking), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons) and Terri Hughes Burton (The 100, Eureka). Barry serves as the showrunner for the Netflix adaptation and will pen the premiere episode.
Baptista will play Ava who is tasting freedom for the first time in her young life after being liberated from an abusive orphanage and a prison of her mind and body. As a result, she wants to experience everything at once, and she can be reckless in her ambition.
Turner will play Shotgun Mary, a woman loyal to the sisterhood more than the Church. She escaped family tragedy and was raised with religion but never really took to it fully. Naturally, she has a chip on her shoulder about loyalty. All the nuns know they can count on Mary to have their backs.
Ulloa will play Father Vincent, the spiritual and strategic leader of the Order of the Cruciform Sword. Behind the Man-of-God persona, he presents a vulnerability that is both disarming and attractive. A veteran of making bad choices, putting on the collar and devoting himself to the Church was trading one addiction for another.
Reuten will play Jillian Salvius, the CEO of a tech startup who has challenged the Vatican's power directly by making a discovery that could make religion obsolete. They say there's a fine line between genius and obsession.
Tonteri-Young will play Young Sister Beatrice, a woman with a quiet Zen strength, Beatrice is a powerful Sister Warrior in her own right. The team's resident strategist, Beatrice uses her reserved and intuitive nature to analyze everyone and everything around her.
Andrea will play Sister Lilith, born into an elite family, she is a legacy Nun and committed to her beliefs, which causes her to overstep and over-reach in her entitlement.
Sakraya will play JC, the charismatic leader of a group of alluring petty criminals, running their game all over Europe, getting into trouble and "robbing the rich and giving to themselves." While most members of the gang are aimless souls, JC has real ambition. He has big plans for his life, but for now, he is committed to living in the moments.