Gunslinging, Demons, and Historical References: Syfy Orders 13 Episodes of “Wynonna Earp”


Wynnona Earp joins the troupe of comic books coming to TV. Syfy acquired the rights to the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith and has ordered 13 one-hour episodes of the series which is scheduled to premiere in April 2016. The series is described as:

a fast-paced, contemporary thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Wynonna is a witty and wild modern day gunslinger, using her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice.

Not that Wynnona Earp doesn’t sound interesting—it does—but have you ever heard anyone describe a story as featuring a group of “well-adjusted allies who get along really well and communicate clearly”? I would watch that show, too.


The cast of Wynnona Earp

Although the series has a contemporary setting, the cast list includes Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday which means that either there are going to be copious flashbacks or someone has discovered how to live a really long time. As the series has a supernatural slant, I’m guessing the latter.

The character and cast list so far is short. There is Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano), the titular gunslinger, Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon), the historical figure, and “the mysterious” Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson).

Does a modern-day gunslinger fighting demons and other evil paranormal beings appeal to you? Is it going to help get over Supernatural withdrawal?

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