Syfy picks up Emily Andras series

Calgary's Seven24 Films is producing Wynonna Earp, a supernatural-western featuring "a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws."

emilyandrasSyfy has acquired the U.S. rights to a new drama from Canadian writer/showrunner Emily Andras (Lost Girl, Killjoys) called Wynonna Earp.

Produced by Calgary’s Seven24 Films and distributed by IDW Entertainment, the series is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in April 2016. The first-season order is for 13 episodes. Discussions are currently underway with an undisclosed Canadian broadcaster.

Andras, who developed the series, will serve as showrunner and executive producers, alongside exec producers Jordy Randall and Tom Cox of Calgary-based Seven24. Production on the TV series will commence in Calgary in August.

Wynonna Earp is an unlikely combination of sci-fi and western and is based on an IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith. It follows gunslinger Wynonna, the granddaughter of Arizonian deputy sheriff and gambler Wyatt Earp, as she battles to bring supernatural foes to justice.

“Together with Seven24 Films, IDW Entertainment, and a virtual dream cast, I’m confident we have something special on our hands: a female-led supernatural series with grand themes of redemption, honor, and the struggle to define good vs. evil. Not to mention, a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws,” said Andras in a statement on the series order.

Melanie Scrofano (Damien, Gangland Undercover) plays Wynonna, alongside Tim Rozon (Being Human) and Shamier Anderson (Defiance).