A Canadian-produced TV series adaptation of the “Wynonna Earp” comics is headed to Syfy, as reported Wednesday by Deadline. The show, based on the comic created by Beau Smith, will star Melanie Scrofano in the title role and is slated to start production this September in Calgary. It’s expected to debut in April 2016, with an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes.
The show’s described as “‘Justified’ meets ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer'” if Buffy could hold her whiskey and only wore cowboy boots.” In the comics and the in-development series, Wynonna Earp is a descendant of Wyatt Earp, tasked with fighting supernatural forces.
Tim Rozon (who appeared on multiple episodes of Syfy’s “Being Human”) and Shamier Anderson (also a Syfy veteran who’s appeared on “Defiance”) have also been cast, as Doc Holliday and Agent Dolls, respectively. Scrofano is also familiar to Syfy, with roles in both “Warehouse 13” and “Haven.”
The “Wynonna Earp” comic debuted in 1996 from WildStorm, then a division of Image Comics, with a miniseries written by Smith and illustrated by Joyce Chin and, in later issues, Pat Lee. The series moved to IDW for 2003’s “Wynonna Earp: Home On The Strange,” and the publisher also released 2010’s “Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars,” the character’s most recent comic book appearance.
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