Come January, Wynonna Earp actress Melanie Scrofano will be able to add a new title to her name, that of comic book author. Just like costar Tim Rozon (who plays Doc Holliday), the star of the Syfy series is co-authoring two issues of the Wynonna Earp Legends comic books. She will be writing the issues with Wynonna Earp creator Beau Smith, who has written the character for 20 years.
“My first thought was literally that I would be crazy to say yes,” Scrofano tells The TV Junkies. However, she says she soon thought “I’d be crazy to say no,” and in the end figured “I may as well do the one that is more fun.” Now that the decision has been made, Scrofano, who just started working on the books with Smith, says “I’m really excited, but still totally scared.”
Thankfully for her though, she has Smith to lean on for support. “I know that I’m in good hands and that Beau won’t let me embarrass myself,” Scrofano says. She said right from the start Smith was urging her to jump at this opportunity to write Wynonna. “Beau was really great because he said ‘just think, for the rest of your life you’ll be able to say that you wrote a comic book.’ That’s a great thing to have in your biography,” she recalls.
While she can’t say much about the plot of Wynonna Earp Legends: The Earp Sisters since “we’re just in brainstorming mode,” she does confirm that this is where comic book readers will meet Waverly, Wynonna’s younger sister. However, Scrofano warns that while the relationship between the Earp sisters is “going to be different from the show,” there’s no need for fans to worry. “It’ll have the same heart,” she says. She went on to further explain that “we’re not going to rehash what’s been done on the show because you’ve seen it and you want a different take on it. I have a slightly different take on it, but it still has the same love, just shown in a different way.”
Scrofano says that she is preparing for this new venture by “rereading the Wynonna comics and getting comfortable with the voices of each character.” Again when in doubt she’ll have Smith to rely on because “Beau will help with all the technical stuff.” Another perk to comics that she says helps when writing is that “you have no budget to work with, so you can do anything.”
But Smith isn’t the only one she’ll have in her corner for support during this process. Scrofano also has no doubt that she’ll be able to count on Rozon if need be. She says she knows the actor, who completed his two issues with Smith, the first of which will be released in November, will surely be a source of inspiration for her. Scrofano says “I will talk to Tim though if I start getting brain freeze because he’s so enthusiastic and he’ll inspire me to keep going and figure it out.”
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Wynonna Earp Legends: The Earp Sisters #3 (of 4) will be available for purchase in January.
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