This review is based on the Pilot episode which aired on 4/1/2016
I have never read the Comic Wynonna Earp is based on, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect going in, other than that it stars one of my favorite actresses, Melanie Scrofano (The Listener, Damien, Robo Cop).
Wynona Earp mixes two genres. Western, and Demons. I don't like Westersn, but I love Demons, but that's just a personal preference. It gave me similar vibes to shows like Sleepy Hollow, Z Nation, Supernatural, Lost Girl and Dominion. Almost all of those are Syfy shows, so its definitely on the right channel. And knowing Syfy, it will most likely be renewed for at least 1 more season, almost regardless of it's ratings. Syfy shows tend to get a lot of L7 and VOD ratings.
The Show follows Wynonna Earp, returning to her home town of Purgatory to attend a Funeral. She is the next in line to inherit the Earp Curse, which is passed down on the 27th birthday (for some reason). The curse makes it so that all people killed by previous Earps, return from the dead as demons to come after the inflicted. Using the special pistol "Peacebringer" the curse-bearers can once again deliver the demons back to hell. This is a decent premise and since it takes place in a Western setting, it sort of reminded me of that movie with Nicolas Cage, Drive Angry. Its very campy, but it knows it and embraces it. This will most likely be a serialized show, and personally, I believe its success will depend on how epic it is. If stupid country bumkin rednecks keep returning from the dead only to be shot again, I don't think it will be very entertaining. But if there is some big intelligent villain who return who does some behind-the-scenes masterminding with the intentions to take over the world... I think it could be a lot of fun.
3 and a half stars. A fun, promising show. I'd give it more, but I really don't like Western settings XD.