For those that don’t know about Wynonna Earp, let me tell you about this gem of a show. The show is a supernatural western, but it is so much more than that. There is a lot of love that goes into the making of Wynonna Earp; the original creator of the comic (Beau Smith), the series creator (Emily Andras) and the cast pour their hearts and souls into each episode to make a one-of-a-kind, truly remarkable show. Wynonna Earp is worth your time. New episodes air Friday nights on SYFY and if you want to catch up–season one is on Netflix and past episodes of season two are on the SYFY app or OnDemand. For those who already know about the show–how about last week’s episode? Wowza!
Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp)
There seems to be a trend in shows, where women are either tough or feminine. Wynonna Earp dispels this is a false binary. We can be both. Wynonna can kick ass, she can drink whiskey, she can have a spa day. After all is said and done, she wants what most everyone wants: acceptance and a connection to others. And like most of us, she doesn’t always go about it in the most productive ways. As Melanie points out, Wynonna’s coping methods sometimes are drinking and sex. None of us are perfect, it doesn’t make us any less loveable or deserving. Melanie does have some sound advice for her character and the other inhabitants of Purgatory: check the background of a person, before a one-night stand.
Tamara Duarte (Rosita Bustillos) & Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday)
Tim Rozon talked about Doc’s supporting role in Wynonna’s pregnancy. He sees Doc being whatever Wynonna needs him to be. We learn in last week’s episode, he may not be the biological father– I don’t think that matters. In Melanie’s interview she was asked: will it matter if it turns out Waverly isn’t an Earp? The answer is no. The characters in Wynonna Earp have created a family, I don’t being genetically linked matters in the slightest. Can I also say I could probably sit around and talk nerdy with Tim Rozon all day, any day! Also, the interviews inspired an episode idea–just the cast playing Dungeons and Dragons, but it is Purgatory, so it turns all Jumanji on them.
I also want Tamara to know we would never throw food at her! Rosita is a great addition to the cast and I can’t wait to see more from this character.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Waverly Earp) & Katherine Barrell (Nicole Haught)
Dominique and Katherine brought up a great point about the show—the ensemble cast is made of more than just one woman surrounded by men. There is Wynonna, Waverly, Haught, and Rosita. Each is their own person and not some cookie-cutter, stereotypical version of a woman. Waverly is bubbly and smart, but can sing, cheerlead and go undercover. Haught is a great police-officer, progressive and yet old-fashioned at the same time. What the women of the show do—is support one another. The men too, don’t get me wrong, it’s just refreshing to see women empowering women.
Varun Saranga (Jeremy Chetri) & Shamier Anderson (Agent Dolls)
I’m just going to throw this out there for the world to know—Jeremy is my spirit animal. Kudos to Varun for bringing Jeremy to life on screen and to the writers for making such a fun character. I also must commend Shamier for his portrayal of Dolls, the most reserved character on the show. Dolls really plays his emotions close to the vest. Yet Shamier still can emote to the audience what the character is going through. In their interview, I am glad to see the cast gets along as well as they do on screen as they do off. I’m very curious though as to the meaning of Fruit Loops…
Emily Andras (Showrunner)
Beau Smith (Creator/Writer)
In interviewing showrunner Emily Andras and the comic book creator Beau Smith, it is easy to see why this show is so awesome. Yes, the comic books from the 90s are just the jumping point for the show, but they’re still a good read. Now the show has inspired a new batch of comic books written by Beau with some co-authored by Melanie Scrofano and Tim Rozon. The show has inspired so much love from the cast, the crew and the fans, and it has inspired those involved to create even more for the Wynonna Earp world, how could anyone not fall in love with this show and the amazing people surrounding it?