Wynonna Earp fans are a vocal (and powerful!) bunch. After several “NO CHILL WEEK” campaigns on Twitter and other forms of social media, the Earpers’ wish has been granted and Syfy has indeed heard their cries to #RenewWynonnaEarp!
The supernatural series based on the IDW comic book has been renewed for a second season Syfy announced Saturday during the cast panel at San Diego Comic Con. After scoring big with both critics and fans, becoming a hit on social media, spawning hashtags, and trending weekly with each new episode, the show also recently nabbed the E! News TV Scoop Award for Best New Series of 2016. It will return in 2017 and will consist of 10 episodes, down from its Season 1 count of 13.
“In just one season, Wynonna Earp has struck a chord with the fans,” said IDW Entertainment President David Ozer. “We look forward to continuing this epic journey.” “The strong female characters in this series have turned viewers into passionate fans,” added SEVEN24 Films’ Jordy Randall. “We can’t wait to see our amazing cast back in the roles that Emily [Andras] has crafted for them.”
Based on the comic of the same name, created by Beau Smith, the show was developed for TV by showrunner Emily Andras (Lost Girl) and follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Melanie Scrofano (Damien) stars as Wynonna. Tim Rozon (Being Human, Schitt’s Creek) is Doc Holliday, Shamier Anderson (Defiance) is Agent Dolls, Dominique Provost-Chalkley plays younger sister Waverly Earp and Katherine Barrell is Officer Nicole Haught, a local Purgatory police officer.
“I’m absolutely thrilled we have the opportunity to deliver more of our witty, female-led, kickass, diverse supernatural series to our passionate fan base around the world,” said Andras.
Wynonna Earp is produced in Calgary by Seven24 Films and distributed by IDW Entertainment. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, IDW’s Ted Adams and David Ozer, Banditos Yanquis’ Todd Berger, and Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs will all serve as Executive Producers.
The show’s 13-episode Season 1 ended in late June and averaged a loyal viewership of 556,000 total viewers.
So thanks to that renewal from Syfy it looks like fans will have plenty of time figuring out what comes next after this:
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