My sister asked me to check out a panel at New York Comic-Con for her new favorite show, SyFy’s Wynonna Earp, which debuted in the Spring. From writer and producer Emily Andras (Lost Girl), Wynonna Earp‘s title character is the famed Wyatt’s great granddaughter and she’s slaying demons and other creatures Wild West style. The panel featured Andras; Wynonna herself, Melanie Scrofano (Damien); costar Tim Rozon, who plays Doc Holliday; and creator and comic writer Beau Smith.
The panel session opened with a blooper reel from the first season, which had the crowd and panel guests hysterical. The moderator asked what was up with the upcoming second season and Andras responded by saying we’d see the stakes get higher, the hearts get broken, and the moustaches get thicker. Beau Smith was asked about his favorite scene from the first season. He said it was Wynonna and her sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) sitting around the campfire while Doc fixed the mailbox. Tim Rozon laughed because he wasn’t even on set for that, but rather filmed it later and was added in post production.
In one of those private things that’s probably not supposed to be common knowledge, Smith said that he and Rozon are working on a Doc Holliday comic and they ended up on a Facetime call while Rozon was in the shower. He requested that maybe he can co-write a comic with Scrofano on the same contingency. Ah, Comic-Con panels, the stories you hear.
During the Q&A session, Andras was asked how she writes women and LGBTQ characters so well. She joked it was due to her Canadian heritage, and said that she feels women need to be portrayed as more than the stereotypical typecast characters. A fan asked about the music used throughout the show and Andras added that the Spice Girls are the best band on Earth and if you disagree, “you’re wrong.”
You can totally tell how much the panel guests got along. The best parts of NYCC are listening to the off the cuff in-jokes between cast and crew mates. Melanie Scrofano and Tim Rozon were really funny together. And good news to fans, as they were signed on for 10-episode second season and Andras broke the news to them that it was expanded to 12 episodes.
Wynonna Earp returns to SyFy in 2017. You can catch the gang from Wynonna Earp at Barnes & Nobles in Tribeca (97 Warren Street, New York, NY, 10007) on Saturday, October 08, 2016 2PM EST. There will be a panel discussion followed by a signing of Beau Smith’s IDW comic Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming. You must purchase the graphic novel to get the wristband for the signing. Wynonna Earp Season 1 is available for streaming through on Amazon Video.
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