I had not expected to be bringing THIS property up today, but Wynonna Earp, formerly of the SyFy channel, is returning in a new TV movie now in production for the FAST service Tubi. Creator Emily Andras (Lost Girl) has penned a new script and all the lead actors (Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dom Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell) have signed on to return.
Wynonna Earp was cut down by its stewards SyFy way too early, and this was BEFORE cable TV started its current descent into irrelevancy. It was at a point when SyFy was desperately courting the Popgeeks-type crowd yet had no idea how to do that and no patience to stick with any of their ideas. They tried a lot of things now forgotten, graphic novel adaptions like Vagrant Queen and Deadly Class, and some cheaply made Adult Swim knockoff cartoons, but only Wynonna Earp actually gained a fanbase.
The world of Wynonna Earp is a weird one, but in a good way. The title character is the descendant of cowboy sheriff Wyatt Earp, who it turns out had a Castlevania-like destiny that locked him and his descendants into an eternal battle with the underworld. Wynonna is the latest to inherit that duty along with a magic demon-killing pistol named Peacemaker to do the job with. She starts up a romance with Doc Holliday, the same one the original Earp knew, because he became immortal.
Wynonna Earp is also known for AGGRESSIVELY courting the Tumblr shipper demographic with Waverly Earp and Nicole Haught, a couple whose obsession for one another is incredibly, shamelessly over the top (but so is everything else, so they fit in). Throw in witches, vampires, genies, a twist where Waverly turns out to be half-angel, a real-life twist where Melanie Scrofano became pregnant and Andras wrote her out of one episode by erasing her existence, and whatever else they could think of and throw in, and you get a good gumbo. I was there Day 1 because I eat nutty stuff like this up.
Now I just have to hope Tubi actually makes this somewhat accessible, because they’re not an on-demand service. But if I have to sit at my TV at a specific time and wait through commercials to see Wynonna again, well…I did it once before. Wynonna Earp: Vengeance will premiere in late 2024.