It’s late afternoon in a warehouse near Inglewood and cast and crew of the modern-western sci-fi series Wynonna Earp are busy shooting a particularly dramatic scene.
It is part of Season 2, which has been filming in Calgary and area since December and kicks off on the Space network on June 9. It’s surreal and claustrophobic and involves lots of shouted dialogue, sinister whispering and screaming. In fact, compared to the often playful, tongue-in-cheek tone of Wynonna Earp’s first season, this particular scene seems to be straying into horror-movie territory.
Unfortunately, given that it will air near the end of the season, cast and crew are understandably cagey when it comes to explaining what is actually happening here. In fact, the preference is that we don’t mention the actor, character, setting or scenario involved.
“Hey, I’m Wynonna, I got this,” says actress Melanie Scrofano, after a brief tete-a-tete with a producer about what she can and can’t reveal to a journalist visiting the set.
OK, so what can we expect from Season 2?
“All the relationships that developed in Season 1 just get stronger and more complicated in Season 2 and I think that’s the strongest part of our story, the relationships,” says Scrofano, an Ottawa native who beat out hundreds to play the demon-fighting descendent of Wyatt Earp. “But there’s still tons of actions, there’s still tons of quips. It’s still really funny and we still don’t take ourselves very seriously. But there is a depth to the show that becomes apparent. What else can I say without spoiling?”