Move over movies, it looks like comic properties are being bought up by TV too. (Everyone give their eternal thanks to Walking Dead’s success for this.) SyFy has reportedly acquired the rights to the IDW comic series Wynonna Earp, created by Beau Smith. Lost Girl and Killjoy creator Emily Andras will develop the series for television and also act as Executive Producer and Show runner. SyFy has already order 13 episodes.
Wynonna Earp is a fast-paced, contemporary thriller set in a “near-future” which follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Wynonna is a modern day gunslinger with attitude (do they come any other way?), and uses her unique abilities along with the posse of misfits to bring the paranormal to justice.
SVP of Programming for Syfy, Chris Regina, said,
“Wynonna Earp is a unique contemporary western that will bring high octane, full-throttle, supernatural action to Syfy. It is wildly imaginative and we are excited to work with Seven24 Films, IDW Entertainment and Emily on this truly original concept that will showcase fun, stylized visuals and pure escapism.”
Melanie Scrofano from the Robocop remake and the unusual Nurse 3D will play Wynonna Earp while Being Human’s Tim Rozon will play an updated version of the legendary con man Doc
Holiday. Shamier Anderson from Defiance and Constantine will play a shadowy character call Agent Dolls that we, and presumably, the cast will know little about.
Production on Wynonna Earp will begin this August in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films and distributed by IDW Entertainment. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox will serve as Executive Producers. Wynonna Earp is scheduled to premiere in April 2016. This will be another comic to TV series SyFy plans to air, which includes the semi-popular Dark Matters.