Fans of SYFY's Wynonna Earp thought they would be holster-deep in rumors and speculation about the fan-favorite series' fourth season at this point (having processed early on that they weren't getting a new season in 2019). Well, they definitely have – but at first, for the wrong reasons. Though the fourth season was announced July 2018, news on production was alarmingly silent. Then in February 2019, series star Melanie Scrofano responded to a fan on Twitter that called the show's future into question.
Rumors began to circulate that the delay was due to financial difficulties on IDW Entertainment's end, though a representative from IDW reached out to Bleeding Cool to restate their commitment to continuing the series.
But now, IDW Entertainment has their financial matters a bit more stable, which means production is back on for Wynonna Earp. If you need proof, look no further than series executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras – who tweeted out the front page to the script for the season's first episode back in October 2019 (more on that below).
Flash ahead to January 2020, with work on the season chugging along and the fans still scratching heads over when the series will announce a return date and release a teaser. Nothing like the Televsision Critics Association's (TCA) winter press event to get things rolling with a ten-ton tease of some major news coming Earpers' way #EarpSoon – but what?
Well, we found out what that meant on Monday, because that's when Andras tweeted out a video signaling the first table read through for the fourth season – followed by a look at some very familiar faces (and blurred out name plates???). But Andras didn't stop there, tweeting out the name of and writer for the season opener: #401 "On The Road Again", written by Brendon Yorke (s01 "Leavin' on Your Mind"; s02 "Everybody Knows"):
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) January 14, 2020
Since then, fans of the series have been givena steady flow of updates, casting news, and personal perspectives from just about everyone both in front of and behind the cameras. But now, things are getting seriously serious – with the fine folks behind Wynonna Earp tweet-announcing the show's official return to Purgatory (and start of filming) with some familiar images:
— Wynonna Earp (@WynonnaEarp) January 15, 2020
Based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, "Wynonna Earp" follows the life of famous lawman Wyatt Earp's demon-fighting great-great-granddaughter Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano), who inherited Wyatt's mythic abilities and his famous gun.
As a special agent in the Black Badge Division (a top secret sector of the U.S. Marshals) and with the help of her younger sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), boss, Agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson), notorious gunslinger Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) and officer Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell), Wynonna is determined to put an end to the Earp curse once and for all.
"Wynonna Earp" is produced in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films and distributed by IDW Entertainment. Emily Andras developed the series for television and continues to serve as showrunner.
Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and Katherine Barrell. Executive producers are Emily Andras, Tom Cox, Jordy Randall, Ted Adams, David Ozer, Rick Jacobs, and Todd Berger.