Syfy just announced that they have acquired a 13-episode run of Wynonna Earp, an adaptation of the cult comic series by Beau Smith and published by IDW Publishing. The series is set to be filmed in Canada and will star Melanie Scrofano as the titular bad-ass, the great granddaughter of famed lawman Wyatt Earp and the top talent in The Monster Squad, a special, secret department within the US Marshals. The show has been likened to both Graham Yost‘s excellent Justified and Joss Whedon‘s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, two shows that have fanatical followers who continue to speak intensely about the shows despite both being cancelled; Justified just ended its six-season run earlier this year. They are certainly favorable series to be compared to, but one has to wonder if Wynonna Earp will actually have similar visual style and tone or if its just being likened to those shows because of the famous devotion they conjure.
Regardless, production is set to get going this September in Calgary, and the supporting roles have begun to fill up as well. Along with Scrofano, Tim Rozon of Being Human will play the infamous Doc Holliday, while Defiance and Constantine thespian Shamier Anderson has taken the more enigmatic role of Agent Dolls. The entire project is being overseen by Emily Andras, who is currently working on Syfy’s Killjoys, and we’ll likely get a gander at the finished project sometime in 2016. And speaking of Constantine, if the rumors of its pedigree turn out to be true, this could finally turn the tide on television’s mediocre-at-best run of comic-book adaptations.