Wynonna Earp: Life, Death, And The Way Of The Gun

Wynonna Earp is the new Syfy channel action-adventure show set to premiere on April 1, 2016. The show goes all in by offering a good balance of action, comedy, and horror. Between episode 1 and episode 2, it’s non-stop action in a world where nothing is predictable, and no one is perfect.

Wynonna Earp is written and produced by Emily Andras (Lost Girl, Killjoys), and adapted from the IDW comic of the same name, created by Beau Smith. In the comic, Wynonna Earp is the great-granddaughter of gunslinging lawman Wyatt Earp. Wyatt Earp did not only fight criminals of Earth but also fought against Demons with his magical Colt.45, 12-inch barrel six shooter. Because Wynonna is the oldest Earp descendant, she is destined to follow the way of the gun. Her mission is to eradicate the hellions of the town of Purgatory before they plunge the entire world into darkness.

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[Image via IDW comics]
Right away in the first episode, the audience is presented with the Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) facing the enemy. She is on her way back home for her uncle’s funeral and is just in the wrong place at the wrong time. This sets the stage for what the audience will see throughout the first and second episode, but, Wynonna does not have to fight the forces of evil alone. She is assisted by U.S. Marshall agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Andersen), and her younger sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley). Doc Holiday (Tim Rozon) plays both sides while Bobo Del Rey (Michael Eklund) seeks to destroy the Earp legacy with his legion of demon followers.

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[Image via Syfy]
Actress Melanie Scrofano portrays Wynonna with a refreshing dose of wit and charm. Wynonna keeps her sense of humor as the flawed hero under such bleak circumstances. In an interview at WonderCon 2016 via Seat42f, Scorfano speaks enthusiastically about her role in the show.

The dynamics with the cast is great and so is Wynonna. Initially, I didn’t think I was going to get the part based on Wynonna’s comic look, but once I got the part and got started, I got a real sense of who Wynonna Earp really is. There is a real human element that is relatable to those who watch the show. It’s such a good time, and I think fans will really enjoy it!

Also, at WonderCon, writer, and producer Emily Andras is an avid fan of the western genre and could not contain her excitement when talking about the show. At a time where women are beginning to dominate television, this show could not have come at a better time.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to transform this property into a television show. When IDW brought this property to me and asked what I thought — I thought man if you had cooked something up in a lab that was perfect for me — Wynonna Earp would be it. I like to work with strong female characters, and this I think is absolutely extraordinary. We were lucky enough to shoot 13 episodes for SyFy.

The public screening of the first two episodes of Wynonna Earp reveals a show with staying power. The content is solid, the characters are charismatic, and the show will be full of surprises. There is enough knockdown, drag out, shoot ’em up gun battles to keep the audience entertained. In addition, there is a great level of suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you are looking for a unique story with memorable moments, let Wynonna Earp be your new favorite show.

Wynonna Earp premieres on April 1, 2016, on the SyFy channel and will release new episodes every Friday at 10 p.m.

[Image via Syfy]

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