Wyatt Earp's legend is pretty well-known at this point as one of the most revered lawmen of the old west. He regularly dealt with criminals and unsavory types with authority. Who's not as well-known is his great grandaughter Wynonna Earp, someone whose tales of adventure are on display in the IDW Entertainment comic of the same name by Beau Smith. Now, SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment are announcing that SyFy has acquired the US rights to a live-action series based on the property. Emily Andras developed the series for television and will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner.
“Wynonna Earp is a unique contemporary western that will bring high octane, full-throttle, supernatural action to Syfy,” said Chris Regina, SVP, Programming, 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.”
With an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes, Wynonna Earp is a fast-paced, contemporary thriller that follows Wynonna 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. The series is scheduled to premiere in April 2016. Melanie Scrofano will star as Wynonna Earp. Tim Rozonwill play legendary con artist Doc Holliday and Shamier Anderson plays the mysterious Agent Dolls.
“Together with SEVEN24 Films, IDW Entertainment, and a virtual dream cast, I’m confident we have something special on our hands: a female-led supernatural series with grand themes of redemption, honor, and the struggle to define good vs. evil. Not to mention, a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws,” said Emily Andras.
Full press release below.