Netflix Announces Three New Sci-Fi Shows, Including Comic Adaptations

Netflix has announced three new sci-fi drama series on the way, including one based on a series of manga novels. Warrior Nun, October Faction, and The I-Land are joining the line-up for the popular streaming service, with release dates to be announced.

Warrior Nun is the manga-inspired series, following a woman who wakes up in a morgue to discover she’s now part of an ancient order of demon hunters. Simon Barry (Ghost Wars) is serving as showrunner.

October Faction is similarly based on the IDW comic series, revolving around a couple of monster hunters named Fred and Deloris Allen. The pair return to Fred’s hometown and have to hide their identities while unlocking the secrets of the town. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton) is executive producer and showrunner.

Finally, The I-Land is an ensemble show about 10 people who wake up on an island with no memories of who they are or how they arrived. The island tasks them with grueling challenges to survive and improve themselves. It stars Kate Bosworth, who is also producing the series. She’s joined by Natalie Martinez (The Crossing) and Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike).

The three new additions join a pretty full slate of sci-fi on Netflix, which includes Locke & Key, V Wars, Wu Assassins, The Order, and Another Life. Locke and Key is another IDW comic adaptation, having been picked up and redeveloped by Netflix after Hulu passed on the pilot. Check out what else is new on Netflix in October.

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