Syfy has handed out a second season renewal to Wynonna Earp, their hour-long original drama series from IDW Publishing and Seven24 Films, TVWise has learned. 10 episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season, which is set to premiere in 2017.
Wynonna Earp follows the great, great granddaughter of Wyatt Earp. After a troubled adolescence, Wynonna has inherited Wyatt’s mythic abilities, his famous gun and his old enemies: demons. Now, as a special agent in the Black Badge Division, a division of the U.S. Marshals Service, Wynonna is determined to find out what really happened to her sister Willa, who disapperaed many years ago, and put an end to the Earp curse once and for all.
The hour-long series hails from Emily Andras, who developed it for television and serves as showrunner; Canadian production company Seven24 Films; and IDW Publishing. The cast includes Melanie Scrofano (Gangland), Tim Rozon (Being Human), Shamier Anderson (Defiance) and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron). Jordy Randall and Tom Cox also serve as executive producers alongside Emily Andras.
The series, while not a huge ratings draw in its Friday night time-slot, was generally well received by critics and developed a strong following on social media. Wynonna Earp has also been slowly rolling out internationally, with Dynamic Television shopping the series to global buyers since they took distribution rights earlier this year. Notably, Dynamic scored a lucrative deal with Spike UK, who will start airing Wynonna Earp on this side of the pond in the coming week.