Syfy Acquires ‘Wynonna Earp’ Series; Melanie Scrofano To Star
Syfy has officially acquired Wynonna Earp, a 13-episode Canadian drama series based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith. Melanie Scrofano (Damien, Gangland Undercover) is set to star as Wynonna, Tim Rozon (Being Human, Instant Star) will play legendary con artist Doc Holliday, and Shamier Anderson (Defiance, Constantine) plays the mysterious Agent Dolls. Emily Andras (Lost Girl, Killjoys) is developing the series for television and will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
From Seven24Films and IDW Entertainment, Wynonna Earp is described as “Justified meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer” if Buffy could hold her whiskey and only wore cowboy boots.” A modern supernatural Western, it follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings and uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice. The series, set to start production in September in Calgary, is scheduled to premiere in April 2016.
Jordy Randall and Tom Cox are executive producing with Andras. Paolo Barzman will direct the pilot episode.
Andras is repped by The Alpern Group; Scrofano is repped by Ambition Talent and Insight Entertainment. Anderson, whose feature credits include Bravetown and Race, is repped by Patterson Talent Management and Industry Entertainment; and Rozon is repped by Edna Talent Management.