The second season of Wynonna Earp is heading to production soon. And while Katherine Barrell, who plays the role of Nicole Haught, has not picked up the script, she shares a few things she would like to see in the supernatural drama from Syfy.
On Playing an LGBTQ Character That Survived
While television is starting to be more inclusive, there are still a lot of work to be done. The LGBTQ community is still fighting for, not only representation but accurate portrayal of characters.
Lesbian characters, in particular, are facing a problem on television. A recent study found that LGBTQ women are more likely to be killed than LGBTQ men on the small screen.
Case in point, Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey), one-half of the OTP, Clexa, from The 100. There was an outcry from fans of the show when the lesbian character was killed. It prompted the creators of the television show to apologize to the public.
For Barrell, she is aware that her role on Wynonna Earp plays a significant part in the battle for diversity. She told NBC News, “I know how important it is. I feel it very heavily.”
Wynonna Earp Season 2 Spoilers
Barrell admits that she still has not read the script for the upcoming season. But she hopes to see her character Nicole in action at some point.
The Canadian actress shared that she wants to see Nicole grab a gun and get into a fight. And, while her character should remain a moral compass for her partner, Waverly Earp (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), Barrell wants to Nicole to be vulnerable and break.
“She’s got weaknesses,” said the actress. “Waverly’s probably one.”
But more importantly, Barrell just wants her character to continue inspiring people. She hopes that there will be more opportunities to make a character that “carries as much importance to community as Nicole does.”
Syfy renewed Wynonna Earp for Season 2 earlier this year. The supernatural drama received a reduced 10-episode order. So far, the network is yet to announce a definite premiere date, but fans can expect a new episode by summer 2017.
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