Seven24 Films and IDW Entertainment announced today that Syfy has acquired the U.S. rights to “Wynonna Earp,” a live action television series based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith. Emily Andras (“Lost Girl,” “Killjoys”) developed the series for television and will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
With an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes, “Wynonna Earp” is 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.
The series is scheduled to premiere in April 2016.
“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.”
Melanie Scrofano (“Damien,” “Gangland Undercover”) stars as Wynonna Earp. Tim Rozon (“Being Human,” “Instant Star”) plays legendary con artist Doc Holliday, and Shamier Anderson (“Defiance,” “Constantine”) portrays the mysterious Agent Dolls.