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Wynonna Earp Comes to Syfy
The IDW Comic Book is coming to Syfy in 2016.
What bad-ass biker chick/superhero takes on Bobo Del Rey and his redneck, trailer-trash vampires? What Cowgirl descendant of a famous lawmen battles the Egyptian Mafia's mummy hitman, Raduk, Eater Of The Dead? What hard-nosed, sexy law enforcement officer is a bonified member of the U.S. Marshall Especial Operations Unit (also known as the Halloween Hunters, The Monster Squad or the Freak Finders), taking on Hillbilly Gremlins, Zombie Mailmen, and the like? Wynonna Earp has just strolled into town, and she doesn't take too kindly to people not knowing about her new show.
Just announced yesterday, and hot off the presses, we're going to be bringing you the story of 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.
We've got 13 one-hour episodes in the pipeline scheduled for spring of 2016. But what is Wynonna Earp about? As you may have guessed by her titular namesake, Wynonna is the great grandaughter one Wyatt Earp (yes the very gambler/sheriff who took part in the shootout at the O.K Coral). Wynonna is a witty and wild modern-day gunslinger, who uses her unique abilities and dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice (think Suicide Squad with a Western twist). It's a fast-paced, contemporary thriller that follows Wynonna as she battles demons and other supernatural beings.
Wynonna will be played by Melanie Scrofano (Damien, Gangland Undercover). Tim Rozon (Being Human, Instant Star) will play Doc Holliday (or some form of Doc Holliday descendant), and Shamier Anderson (Defiance, Constantine) plays the mysterious Agent Dolls.
Wynonna Earp is just one of an enormous slate of high profile scripted works that we have slated to melt your face off. There's Hyperion produced by Bradley Cooper and based off of Dan Simmons’ Hugo Award-winning best-selling novel. Childhood's End (based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic); The Expanse (based on the best selling series); and in 2016 we we have Hunters (based on the Alien Hunter series by Whitley Strieber), The Magicians (based on the Lev Grossman YA novels). Also in development, is Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World, David Goyer’s Superman prequel, Krypton; and Incorporated, a futuristic espionage drama from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Yup, it’s a good time to be watching Syfy.