As horror fans eagerly await the release of The Nun 2 on September 8, the film’s writer, Akela Cooper, is breaking down barriers by increasing Black representation in The Conjuring franchise. Cooper, who found success as the writer of M3GAN, has promised to introduce more diverse characters into the horror universe.
In a recent interview with Dread Central, Cooper shared that newcomer Storm Reid will play a Black nun in the upcoming film. This addition is a proud moment for Cooper, as The Conjuring franchise has been criticized in the past for its lack of BIPOC representation.
With The Nun 2, Cooper hopes to change the narrative by including more Black characters in leading and supporting roles. Horror has a long history of underrepresentation of Black stories and characters, but recent successes like Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us have proven that Black-led horror films can be immensely successful.
Cooper’s decision to include a Black nun in The Nun 2 is an important step towards creating more diversity in horror. With future films planned for the franchise, including The Conjuring 4, it’s exciting to see what Cooper and other Black writers and crew members will bring to the table.
As horror audiences gear up for the terrifying showdown between Sister Irene and Valak, they can also look forward to a new era of representation in the genre. The Nun 2 may just be the beginning of a new, more diverse era for The Conjuring universe.
What is the release date of The Nun 2
The demonic Nun is back and ready to terrify audiences once again in the highly anticipated sequel, The Nun 2. Horror fans have been on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting news of the film’s release date and now the wait is finally over. The film is set to haunt theaters on September 8, 2023, just in time to kick off the Halloween season.
With a talented cast, including Taissa Farmiga reprising her role as Sister Irene and the skilled screenwriting of Akela Cooper, fans can expect a bone-chilling horror experience. The first film in the franchise had viewers hiding behind their hands and left them with a lasting fear of the demonic entity Valak and The Nun 2 promises to be just as terrifying, if not more so.
So grab your popcorn and hold onto your seats, because this sequel is sure to have audiences jumping out of them. With the release date set, fans can start counting down the days until they can witness the terror of The Nun 2 for themselves.
Who is Akela Cooper?
Akela Cooper is a force to be reckoned with in the horror genre. From her humble beginnings as a staff writer for Grimm, she has gone on to write and produce for some of the biggest horror hits of the last decade, including American Horror Story, Luke Cage and Jupiter’s Legacy. She’s also shown her range by writing for supernatural dramas like Witches of East End and Chambers.
But Cooper’s talent doesn’t stop at writing for the small screen. In 2021, she made her mark on the big screen with the horror film Malignant, proving that she’s just as skilled at crafting scares for the cinema. And horror fans have even more to look forward to from Cooper, as she is the screenwriter for the highly anticipated sequel to The Nun, set to release in September 2023.
But Cooper isn’t content to rest on her laurels. She’s also taking on the challenge of adapting A. Lee Martinez’s novel Monster for a new HBO Max series, in which she will serve as showrunner. With her proven track record of crafting thrilling and chilling stories, there’s no doubt that Cooper will continue to be a major force in the horror genre for years to come.