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The Netflix series "Warrior Nun" is a powerhouse tour-d-force of woman empowerment while being a provacateur of deeply traditional religious mythologies. "After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns." The "demon-hunting nuns" have a foundational and guiding mother figure, aptly named Mother Superion, played by acclaimed actress Sylvia De Fanti. Sylvia is our guest today.
The ground-breaking series is highly regarded by critics, and has established a deeply loyal following who call themselves Nunkind or Halo Bearers (we will explain on the show). The second season scored 100% from critics and 99% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, a record high for a Netflix original series. When Netflix did not order a third season, a movement has exploded. #SaveWarriorNun trended immediately following the news (it has been tweeted more than 5 million times). More than 107,000 people have signed an online petition to renew the show for a third season.
Called "one to watch" by People Magazine, Sylvia has appeared on the series Empire and Medici and starred for a season on Itally's longest running series Incantesmo.
Sylvia is a pioneer in both theater and human rights. She has co-founded cultural center Angelo Mai , theater company Bluemotion, and Teatro Valle Occupato, and organization the New York Times called "a maverick institution established to empower Italy's workers in the fields of art, entertainment and culture."
With co-host Brody Levesque