Women Behind Canadian TV: Alexandra Zarowny
“I love the idea of setting stages where women and young girls can recognize themselves, and understand that they can build equally grandiose stages to play on that explore every facet of who they are, and that it’s OK to do that. You don’t have to compartmentalize who you are. You don’t have to be one thing at any given time. You can be everything all at once and sometimes – okay, most times – it’s going to be messy, but you know what? That’s what makes an amazing character. And, I think, an amazing writer as well.” Continue reading.
Calgary-shot Wynonna Earp a supernatural western
Wynonna Earp is an irreverent, emotionally damaged, hard-drinking and action-ready heroine. She is a descendent of legendary lawman Wyatt, and newest victim of a family curse that has followed the Earps for generations. The Ottawa native beat out hundreds of actresses for the part. Showrunner Emily Andras said Scrofano’s tape immediately jumped out, particularly since it featured a young actress who nonchalantly chewed gum throughout the entire audition. Continue reading.
Canadian Wynonna Earp fans already had a debut date to get excited about. Now we’ve got a teaser trailer to salivate over. The live action take on Beau Smith’s comic drops Monday, March 28, on CHCH and U.S. broadcaster Syfy just got our hearts pumping with a peek at what the series will look like. In a word? Gorgeous. And there’s plenty of snark thanks to executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras (Lost Girl).
Smith’s comic recounts the adventures of Wynonna Earp—Wyatt Earp’s granddaughter—as she takes down demons and other supernatural baddies. In the 13-episode series Melanie Scrofano takes on the lead role; among Wynona’s posse are Doc Holiday (Tim Rozon), Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson) and Wynona’s sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley).
“Some kids inherit money,” the trailer begins. “Others get talent. Me? I got a demon-killing gun.” Check it out below.
Wynonna Earp debuts Monday, March 28, at 10 p.m. ET on CHCH.
CHCH Announced as the Canadian Broadcaster for Seven24 Films Wynonna Earp
13-episode one-hour series in production in Calgary
Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson and Dominique Provost-Chalkley cast as leads
SEVEN24 Films announced today that independent over-the-air broadcaster CHCH in Ontario has acquired Canadian broadcast rights to Wynonna Earp, the live action television series currently in production in Calgary. The 13-episode one-hour series is based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith.
Scheduled to premiere Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10pm, Wynonna Earp is a lively, contemporary thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. A modern day gunslinger, Wynonna uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice.
Melanie Scrofano (A Sunday Kind of Love, Gangland Undercover) stars as Wynonna Earp. Tim Rozon (Being Human, Instant Star) will play legendary con-artist Doc Holiday, Shamier Anderson (Defiance, Constantine) plays Wynonna’s ally Agent Dolls, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Beautiful Devils) has been cast as Wynonna’s sister, Waverly. Emily Andras (Lost Girl) developed the series for television and serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner.
Wynonna Earp is produced in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films, and distributed by IDW Entertainment. The series will also air on Syfy in the US. Production began on September 14th. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox serve as Executive Producers and Brian Dennis is producing.
“Together with SEVEN24 Films, CHCH, 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, honour, and the struggle to define good vs. evil. Not to mention, a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws,” said Showrunner Emily Andras.
Wynonna Earp a “real woman” fighting demons in new Calgary-shot series
“We are still keeping the sexiness, Melanie is a very beautiful woman,” says Andras. “She is surrounded by very beautiful people. This is definitely a cast of gorgeousity. But we are really going for a real look. This is a real woman. She is a three-dimensional woman with flaws and feelings and she wears pants. But boy she looks great in them.” Continue reading.