Wynonna Earp “Landslide” Season 1, Episode 11. Image Provided by Syfy.
If you’ve heard of a little thing called Wynonna Earp, then you’re already ahead of the game. Now, it’s okay if you haven’t seen the show, though I totally recommend it. Because if you watch the first season, you get 13 episodes of Melanie Scrofano as the titular, badass lead.
For 45 minutes, Scrofano fights demons and makes a lot of jokes — and it’s totally believable! She makes Wynonna Earp seem like a real person who has been dropped into a terrible situation and not like some fictional character that Emily Andras created. She’s fun.
And Batgirl needs to be fun.
Just let Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, explain what I mean in the context of Batgirl:
"“The tone of Joss’ work is great for female superheroes. He takes such a fun approach and I think he’ll have fun in the DC universe, which will be excited to have him.”"
Joss Whedon can be fun, and if he’s going to bring Batgirl to the DCEU, chances are she will be colorful and bursting with life. And Melanie Scrofano can play that while also keeping the character grounded to the rest of the DCEU as we’ve seen it.