Netflix's New Hit 'Warrior Nun' Has an Incredibly Diverse Cast

Justin Kirkland
Photo credit: Tamara Arranz/NETFLIX
Photo credit: Tamara Arranz/NETFLIX

From Esquire

Summer television has a reputation for being a little slow, so when a flashy new series comes along out of nowhere, it's hard not to pay attention. When the flashy show features nuns with superpowers that give them extra strength and extreme talents in the martial arts, then you definitely check it out.

Netflix's breakout hit, Warrior Nun, follows Ava Silva—a one-time quadriplegic orphan who returns from the dead with an ancient relic in her back and a whole new set of kickass fighting skills. With a new chance at living Ava walks the complicated line between her new set of impossibly attractive friends, and her very important role within the Order of the Cruciformed Sword. Demonic forces don't police themselves!

Beyond the somewhat out-there premise, the series boasts one of the most effortlessly diverse casts on Netflix (or otherwise) right now. While most of the actors featured on the series are relatively new to the limelight, the young cast leading Warrior Nun's insanely bizarre world of otherworldly beasts and demonic beasts is (almost) as interesting as the series' inventive plot.

Alba Baptista as Ava Silva

Baptista's leading role as Ava is a major moment in her career. Though she has starred in several Portugese telenovelas, including A Impostora, Filha da Lei, A Criação, and Jogo Duplo, Warrior Nun is her first English-language role. She is Portuguese and Brazilian.

Toya Turner as Sister Mary / Shotgun Mary

Jamaican-American actress Toya Turner is a Shakespearean trained actress who has done a ton of voiceover work, as well as featured in supporting roles on series like Easy and Chicago Fire.

Thekla Reuten as Jillian Salvius

Thekla Reuten is a Dutch actress whose best known role stateside was Lotte in Twin Sisters, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She has also been featured in the films In Bruges and The American.

Lorena Andrea as Sister Lilith

Spanish-Colombian actress Lorena Andrea is best known currently for her starring role in the film No Man's Land. Born in London, she got her first role starring on the CBBC series, The Pod.

Kristina Tonteri-Young as Sister Beatrice

Warrior Nun's Sister Beatrice is actually the first role for actress Kristina Tonteri-Young.

Tristan Ulloa as Father Vincent

Ulloa is a Spanish actor best known for his appearance in the film Sex and Lucía. He's also had recurring roles in the television series, Snatch, as well as the Spanish series, Cocaine Coast.

May Simón Lifschitz as Chanel

Argentine-Dutch actress May Simón Lifschitz has been acting since 2015. She also holds the distinction for being the second transgender model to walk for Victoria's Secret. Lifschitz was reportedly pleased that her character, Chanel, is the first she has played that wasn't explicitly written as trans.

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William Miller as Adriel

41-year-old American actor William Miller plays the Angel Adriel, and is known for his work in a number of Spanish films along with The Midnight Man, Sans Laisser de traces, and La Conjura de El Escorial.

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