It’s happening, Earpers! It’s been an emotional roller coaster, but Wynonna Earp Season 4 is officially back on, with production slated to begin later this year.
IDW Entertainment made the announcement today that the Syfy show was moving ahead with production after funding issues on IDW’s part had previously delayed a production start and left the future of Wynonna Earp uncertain for its passionate fanbase. (Syfy licenses Wynonna Earp from IDW, which otherwise owns the rights and pays for production costs.)
“We are absolutely thrilled that we get to make more Wynonna Earp, and are grateful to our networks and partners for working hard to ensure we can,” said showrunner Emily Andras. “This is an enormous testament to our passionate and fierce fans, the Earpers, who remind us every day how to fight like hell for the things you love with wit, ferocity and kindness.”
Cineflix Studios has now come aboard to co-produce and Cineflix Rights will handle international sales for the series for the upcoming season. Deadline reports that Syfy has also “stepped up,” agreeing to pay a higher license fee for Season 4 than what was originally contractually obligated.
“Wynonna Earp – the series, the comics, the characters, the story and the fans are all deeply important to IDW so we are thrilled to be able to continue to tell the Wynonna story,” said Lydia Antonini, President, IDW Entertainment, in a press release. ”From the very beginning, the fans have embraced the series and have transformed their passion into an inclusive community built upon empathy and support, as well as whiskey and donuts. We are grateful to have partners who were able to help us bring it back for a fourth season so that we can continue to serve the dedicated Earpers, and entertain fans everywhere.”
For those unaware, Wynonna Earp is based on a IDW Publishing comic of the same name from Beau Smith. It follows Wynonna Earp, great great granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, as she battles reincarnated outlaws called revenants. You should probably start watching it.
Wynonna Earp Season 4 Release Date
Because of the production delay, Wynonna Earp Season 4 isn’t slated to premiere until Summer 2020. That may seem too far away, but, hey, in this moment, it is enough to know that this gorgeous show will be back.