With a happy 4th of July present for Wynonna Earp fans everywhere, news has emerged that not only is the long-awaited season four actually going to happen, but that it will premiere in 2020. More details should be forthcoming in a few weeks when showrunner Emily Andreas and cast members Melanie Scrofano, Katherine Barrell, and Greg Lawson will appear on an Wynonna Earp panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
The series had continued to be stable in its ratings for cabler SYFY, with the network expressing support of the show and wishing for it to continue. However, IDW entertainment, the show's production house, has been battling financial and management issues over the past year, causing the production to be suddenly throwing its future into question. Now, Andreas said that the fourth season is indeed on, and that the writers room will come back together in November. Principal photography on the initial episodes is slated to begin in January of 2020.
After the news had emerged of Wynonna's uncertain status, fans, cast, and crew rallied around the series, beginning a #FightForWynonna hashtag campaign on social media and taking out billboards in New York's Times Square. In an interview with Vulture, Andreas expressed her thanks and credit to the unending support of the fans of the show, saying:
"The Earpers, this is all thanks to them. The movement they have built on kindness and inclusivity is legendary, but what I admire most is their determination to fight not only for what they want, but what they deserve. The fans showed up right when we needed them most - but then, they always do."
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Beau Smith from Image Comics/IDW Publishing, the series premiered in April of 2016 and quickly established itself with a passionate and outspoken fan base. Everything seemed to be going well for the series, even winning the 2018 People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show. But after the questions arose with IDW Entertainment's ability to continue producing the show, things had gone quiet from the studio. Now Cineflix Studios has come aboard to co-produce alongside IDW to help support the production costs and Cineflix Rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series.
With the cast returning to San Diego Comic-Con in just a few weeks, there's no doubt that there will be a definite joyful atmosphere as the fans and cast who all support the series continuing will have their time to celebrate their victory. Most TV fandoms are more than familiar with uncertain futures for their shows, and the Wynnona Earp fandom is no exception. Now, at least, there's a light at the end of its tunnel.