EVEN24 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 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 described as 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.
Melanie Scrofano will star as Wynonna Earp. Co-starring with her are Shamier Anderson (photo above) who will play the mysterious Agent Dolls, and Tim Rozon as the legendary con artist Doc Holliday.
Shamier Anderson’s credits include small screen work in “Defiance,” and “Constantine.”
“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.
“Wynonna is an incredible character that will appeal to a global audience. IDW Entertainment is thrilled that Syfy will be the U.S. home for this fabulous series and we look forward to bringing Wynonna to the global market,” said David Ozer of IDW Entertainment.
This is not a comic book that I’m at all familiar with, and my research didn’t uncover anything about this Agent Dolls that Shamier Anderson is to play. So if you’re familiar with the comic, chime in and enlighten the rest of is.