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 itâ€™s OK to do that. You donâ€™t have to compartmentalize who you are. You donâ€™t have to be one thing at any given time. You can be everything all at once and sometimes â€“ okay, most times â€“ itâ€™s going to be messy, but you know what? Thatâ€™s what makes an amazing character. And, I think, an amazing writer as well.” Continue reading.
Calgary-shot Wynonna Earp a supernatural western
Wynonna EarpÂ isÂ an irreverent, emotionally damaged, hard-drinkingÂ andÂ action-readyÂ heroine. She is a descendent of legendary lawman Wyatt, and newest victimÂ of a family curse that has followed the Earps for generations.Â The Ottawa native beat out hundreds of actresses for the part. Showrunner Emily Andras said Scrofanoâ€™sÂ tape immediately jumpedÂ out,Â particularly since itÂ featuredÂ aÂ 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. AndÂ there’s plenty of snark thanks to executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras (Lost Girl).
Smith’s comic recounts the adventures of Wynonna Earpâ€”Wyatt Earp’s granddaughterâ€”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? Â I got a demon-killing gun.” Check it out below.
Wynonna Earp debuts Monday, March 28, at 10 p.m. ET on CHCH.