Wynonna Earp: Hunting Demons in the Weird, Weird West
On April 1st, Syfy will launch a new original series, “Wynonna Earp”. She is who you think she is: Wyatt Earp’s great-great-granddaughter. The 13-episode series takes on demon hunting in the weird, weird west, something like The CW’s “Supernatural”, only Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) does the job of both boys, all by her onesie.
It’s Wynonna’s 27th birthday and with that landmark comes a dreaded family curse which was started with Wyatt Earp. The family homestead is in the town of Purgatory. Wynonna’s little sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), still lives there. Demons have also recently taken up residence there once more. This is probably because Wynonna is now 27 and they know her as “the Heir”, because she inherited The Peacemaker, the famous Colt .45 used by Wyatt back in the day. She also inherited a special skill set. When she tries to target practice with the gun, she quickly realizes that it is way too much gun for her. However, when it comes to sending demons back to hell, she handles that 12-inch barrel shotgun like it’s a part of her hand.
A mysterious stranger calling himself ‘Henry’ (Tim Rozon) puts in an appearance in Purgatory, and so does Agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson), who is part of a covert ops division, called Black Badge Division, that deals with paranormal cases. He’s been hearing stories of unexplained murders in and around Purgatory and the stories sound too familiar to him. After meeting Wynonna, he attempts to recruit her, recognizing that she’s going to need backup – or will she?
After watching the first two episodes, I can tell you that if you invest your time in this series, you won’t be disappointed. There’s enough of the paranormal here to spice up your Friday nights, and Wynonna is so much fun to watch, especially when she’s dealing with Dolls. My, my, how the snark does fly. To be fair, he makes it all too easy when he doesn’t take her seriously and thinks that she’s in way over her head. I loved watching them together. And Waverly adds the wide-eyed freshness of youth, but she’s spent her whole life researching her family line. What she knows proves imperative in certain cases.
There’s also mystery surrounding the Earp sisters. It will be fun going on this journey to find out:
- what event started the curse?
- where did the eldest Earp sister disappear to the night their father died?
- who/what is ‘Henry’ really?
- is Henry friend or foe?
Other questions come to mind after watching the second episode, but I’ll wait for y’all to watch for yourselves. “Wynonna Earp” is based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith. “Wynonna Earp” premieres Friday, April 1st, at 10/9c on Syfy.
Feature Photo by: Michelle Faye/Syfy/Wynonna Earp Productions