2:19pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Syfy Acquires Comic Book Adaptation 'Wynonna Earp'
Syfy is continuing to bulk up scripted roster.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has acquired Canadian comic book adaptation Wynonna Earp.
The 13-episode drama is based on the IDW comic book created by Beau Smith. Emily Andras (Lost Girl, Killjoys) developed the series for TV and is set to serve as showrunner on the Syfy drama, which will bow in April.
The series 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.
Melanie Scrofano (Damien) will star as Wynonna. Tim Rozon (Being Human) will play con artist Doc Holliday and Shamier Anderson (Defiance) is set as the mysterious Agent Dolls.
Wynonna Earp will be produced in Calgary by Seven24 Films and distributed by IDW Entertainment.
Production will begin in August. Seven24's Jordy Randall and Tom Cox will exec produce alongside IDW CEO Ted Adams and David Ozer. Peleton Entertainment's Todd Berger and Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs packaged the series.The drama joins a roster of series at Syfy including The Magicians, Dark Matter, Childhood's End, Z Nation, 12 Monkeys and more as the cabler continues its renewed focus on science fiction.