TV After Dark had the honor of sitting down with Wynonna Earp’s cast members this year at SDCC.
TV After Dark joined a series of press-table interviews with Melanie Scrofano, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Shamier Anderson, Beau Smith Ranch & Tim Rozon. Here, we listened in on any possible Season 2 scoop, watched as our actors delved into their characters’ brains, and reflected on the breakout Season 1. ‘Wynonna Earp‘ certainly has been one of 2016’s surprise stars, and we couldn’t wait to hear from the talented cast.
Looking ahead for season 2, there’s one journey in particular we’re afraid of…
After that cliff-hanger season 1 left us on, there was one question that seemed to be pressing on everyone’s minds. What’s gonna happen to Waverly?! The cast were tight-lipped about it, though expressed that they were just in the dark as we were. For Dominique Provost-Chalkley, she acknowledged the number of issues Waverly had to overcome this season, and pondered if Waverly would even tell Wynonna [about being an Earp].
For Melanie Scrofano, it posed this heavy question:
How many family members does [Wynonna] have to lose?
See Dominique’s interview below, in which she discusses all things gooey, WayHaught and sisterly!
Representation is a key theme here.
Representation was definitely a prominent forethought at SDCC 2016. This was obviously with heavy regard to Waverly and her sexuality, which Provost-Chalkley passionately discussed.
So many people who have been watching [Wynonna Earp] have contacted me to say “thank you for giving me the strength”—and it makes me really emotional thinking about it.
For Provost-Chalkley, she could never have guessed the huge impact ‘WayHaught’ has had on the fan-base, and expressed her gratitude and pride at that. For Scrofano, who discussed the topic of role-models and who her own personal role-models were, it was certainly an emotional reaction.
Some background stories are still amiss.
We’ve been looking forward to see what Dolls’ story holds for us in Season 2, and what, potentially, he actually is. But a bubbly Shamier Anderson was quite keen to delve into Dolls’ back-story as well. This was certainly a stand-out on social media for those wanting Nicole Haught’s (Katherine Barrell) back-story, but Anderson—in-between jokes of a Dolls version of Prison Break and Dolls being a unicorn—said:
It’s gonna be even cool coming back to the jail where he’s put half those criminals in. And being thrown in with them. And understanding what can happen after.
Anderson also pitched a couple of ideas involving a ‘Doc and Dolls’ spin-off. What do you think about that? Dolls teaching Doc all things cars? Hmm…
The cast is just as much of an Earper as you are.
Tim Rozon, proudly bearing his rainbow-themed Peacemaker T-shirt, claimed that he was just as much of a fan as he was an actor on the show.
I’m a fan…it’s weird to say, but I’m a fan first.
As the cast also expressed, Rozon swore fealty to Emily Andras and how she would bring about season two. Furthermore, Beau Smith Ranch and Rozon discussed Doc’s immortality and the cogs of how that machine worked. They were a little wary of Doc’s smarts, however, when it came to bulletproof vests and facing Waverly’s gun. Beau Smith Ranch noted with a laugh that whilst Nicole was smart enough to wear one, maybe a vest wouldn’t quite match Doc’s style.
As we noted earlier, this show honestly couldn’t have sailed through rough waters without its passionate fan-base. It was widely recognized at the panel itself, and across all the interviews shared here. So again, thank you #Earpers and here’s to an incredible Season 2 in 2017!
NB: Make sure you watch to catch a certain on-point Essex accent…
Credit: Interview & footage by TV After Dark Contributor Andee Galeno