Newswire: Syfy puts a bunch of words in a hat, pulls out “demon-slaying cowgirl” show

Syfy has announced that it’s picking up a new show about a demon-battling cowgirl who slugs down whiskey while kicking redneck zombie asses with boot-clad feet, because not everything can be a high-minded adaptation of a certified literary classic. The new series, Wynonna Earp, is being adapted from IDW Publishing’s comic book of the same name by Lost Girl’s Emily Andras, and follows the descendant of Wyatt Earp as she fights supernatural threats for a government agency.

The series will star Melanie Scrofano, who’s really nailing down the “schlocky-looking cable horror series” market between this and her role on A&E’s Omen riff, Damien. She’ll be joined by Shamier Anderson and Syfy-original-series veteran Tim Rozon, who plays “legendary con artist Doc Holliday,” who you might know from The Legend Of The Person Who Really Existed, But Now They’re A Vampire Or Something On A …

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