First Look At THE NUN 2 Teases Return Of Faceless Fan Favorites

Taissa Farmiga stars in Michael Chaves' sequel, hitting theaters this fall.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · July 5, 2023, 2:05 PM EDT

It's almost time to revisit The Conjuring universe - ahead of its September 8 release, Entertainment Weekly have today shared an exclusive first look at star Taissa Farmiga in The Nun 2.

The sequel to 2018's The Nun stars Farmiga as Sister Irene, who according to director Michael Chaves (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) is now "living this anonymous life in this convent in Italy [...] She had this traumatic experience, this huge adventure, and now she wants to live the life of service." The traumatic experience, of course, being hounded and haunted by the terrifying demon nun Valak (Bonnie Aarons) who is now possessing French-Canadian farmer Maurice (Jonas Bloquet). Chaves shares more of the plot:

"Maurice made his way to France and he's working at this boarding school as kind of a handyman [...] He has a friendship and a flirtation with one of the teachers there, and you can see him starting to mature, so that's where our characters start out. But we know from the first film that there's something terrible inside of him, that Valak escaped within him, and events pull Irene back on this collision course with her old friend."

Joining Farmiga, Aarons Bloquet in The Nun 2 is Storm Reid (Missing, The Invisible Man) playing a character described as a "a young novitiate, just like Taissa played in the first film."

The first look picture seen below shows Farmiga surrounded by faceless ghost nuns who Chaves was particularly excited to bring back:

"The faceless nuns are back [...] That was a fan favorite and also became part of the marketing campaign of the first film. So they're definitely back in the film. I don't want to spoil anything else [about them]."

Take a look at the creepy pic below, thanks to The Conjuring Universe's official Twitter account - and make sure you catch The Nun 2 later this fall!