Syfy confirms return of Earp at Comic-Con

Emily Andras' Wynonna Earp ties up its U.S. broadcaster for a second season.

“Earpers” can breathe a sigh of relief. Syfy has renewed fan favourite Wynonna Earp for a second season.

The renewal announcement was made Saturday during a Wynonna Earp panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con International.

The Seven24 Films and IDW Entertainment series will return to the U.S. channel for 10 hour-long episodes, down from a 13-episode series order for its debut season. Season one aired on Ontario indie station CHCH in Canada. As of press time, no Canadian broadcaster for the second season has been confirmed.

The first season of Wynonna Earp was a hit with fans (the so-called Earpers), who recently voted the series as the E! News TV Scoop Award for Best New Series of 2016.

“I have been so delighted by the response of the fan base internationally to the show. It felt like the little show that could,” said showrunner and executive producer Emily Andras in an interview with Playback Daily. I really feel like the renewal is in no small part [due] to their efforts, passion and drive.”

Wynonna Earp was developed by Andras and is based on the IDW Publishing comic book of the same name. The series stars Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna, the great granddaughter of Wyatt Earp, who returns to home town of Purgatory to hunt demons. Shamier Anderson (Race), Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek) and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron) also star.

Seven24′s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox will serve as executive producers alongside IDW’s Ted Adams and David Ozer. Banditos Yanquis’ Todd Berger and Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs will also serve as executive producers.

Updated at 1:50 p.m.