Wynonna Earp at SDCC 2017: Fan Favorite Talks Dragons, Babies, and Comic Relief
Wynonna Earp has very quickly become a fan favorite here at The Geekiary, but has always been my favorite show to cover at San Diego Comic-Con. 2017 was no exception, and the cast, executive producer, and graphic novel creator all gave some great insight on how season two is going, as well as confirming that the show has been renewed for season three! Indeed, Wynonna Earp at SDCC 2017 had a lot of secrets to spill.
Warning: This article and the videos contain spoilers for season two of Wynonna Earp!
Unlike SDCC 2016, where the first season of Wynonna Earp had aired prior to the convention, we were right at the peak of season two airing during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and just had that reveal happen. Melanie Scrofano being pregnant was obviously a huge surprise, but having showrunner Emily Andras include the pregnancy story into the series was incredible – and almost unheard of. As Andras addressed in her portion of the press roundtable, having Wynonna hide behind pillows and constantly sit behind tables in order to conceal Scrofano’s real-life pregnancy just wasn’t an option for the character or the show. So just like that, she included the pregnancy into Wynonna’s story, and the result has been amazing. Not only has it forced Wynonna to face her own issues, but we now have a heavily pregnant badass protagonist to cheer on!
Scrofano pointed out that being late in her pregnancy while filming season two was not easy. In fact, she was so far into her pregnancy that she gave birth just days after photography wrapped for season two. She admitted that the physical parts of playing Wynonna were easy, but the emotional parts were a challenge – particularly the fatigue and keeping the set “fun”.
Tim Rozon’s Doc Holliday had just given Wynonna “that note” in the episode prior to the press roundtable, so of course the press participants had to ask him about his reaction to the pregnancy news. Rozon said that he loves working on the “emotional stuff” and that working with Scrofano made it easier to work on that emotional level. On the same token, Shamier Anderson alluded that Dolls is sad that he is not the father, and that Dolls in general is under more stress in season two, particularly after the departure of Black Badge.
We also got to talk to newcomers Tamara Duarte (Rosita) and Vurun Saranga (Jeremy) about being welcomed to the show and how their characters fit in. Saranga admitted that he likes to be the comedy relief, and we will likely get some insight into his past relationship with Dolls. Duarte also teased that we will found out Rosita’s relationship with Doc and how the heck she knows so much about chemistry AND mixing drinks. These two are definitely welcome additions to the cast and the story at large.
Of course, no Wynonna Earp coverage would be complete without talking a bit about the popular ship “WayHaught”. Katherine Barrell (Nicole) and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Waverly) were the cutest (as usual), and their personal chemistry obviously spills over into their on-screen relationship. Provost-Chalkley got to speculate about what kind of aunt Waverly would be, and Barrell gushed over getting to spend more time working one-on-one with Melanie Scrofano.
You can find all of the press roundtable videos on The Geekiary YouTube channel:
Basically, this cast and crew is the best. They love the show, they love their fans, and we get treated to season three! Wynonna Earp at SDCC 2017 was so fun, and I look forward to see what the show has in store next year.
Erin reviews Orphan Black, iZombie, Penny Dreadful, The Expanse, and many many movies. She has a keen eye for on-screen chemistry, and loves to tackle the subject of casting. She is also our horror aficionado. She live tweets shows, and loves to share her feelings. Erin has a BA in History, and likes to analyze the lore behind historical fiction and horror. She attends San Diego Comic Con and C2E2 every year.
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