The third season of Syfy’s ‘Wynonna Earp’ just kicked off last week, but the network has already placed an order for a fourth. The news was delivered at the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, a regular tradition. The show’s star Melanie Scrofano told the rapturous audience, “It’s such a testament to our fans that we’ve just premiered barely and we have a Season 4.”
Based on the IDW comic book by Beau Smith, ‘Wynonna Earp’ follows the adventures of the great-great-granddaughter of famous Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp, who is dedicated to battling demons and evil. The series was developed for television by Emily Andras, who serves as executive producer and showrunner. In a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andras expressed a bit of disbelief that the show gained the small but loyal fanbase of Earpers that it has:
“In the first season, we were running around the woods in the middle of winter, doing what felt like these crazy demon-hunting skits. We had no idea if people were going to like it.”
Joining Earp are special agent Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson), Wyatt Earp’s famous partner Doc Holiday (Tim Rozon), and Wynonna’s sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) an expert on her family’s bizarre history. In Season Three, Wynonna and company will face off against the demon Bulshar Clootie, who Andras describes as “He’s serious, he’s classic, traditional, which makes him sound a bit like the racist, misogynist, homophobic uncle you try to avoid at family holidays. He’s a formidable foe.”
What else can Earpers expect? How about a Christmas episode complete with flesh-eating reindeer?
“One of the things that people underestimate on a show like this, which is about a family of underdogs, is the audience wants to see the group together. As writers, our instinct is often to create drama by separating them or putting them at odds; if anything, I feel like in the third season, so much of the pleasure for the fans is going to be really seeing this group that has really come to trust each other, with all of their flaws and problems and quirks. They know that they can’t do it alone — particularly Wynonna. She may be the Earp heir, but she needs all these people around her with their different levels of skill, if she’s going to actually break the Earp curse. What I really lean into in season 3 is a confidence with the team, which leads to huge victories, and huge stakes and losses. There’s something really fun about leaning into the ensemble. We have such a strong cast that people just want to see them being together. That’s what the fans get pleasure out of, and that’s what we’re doing — that Ocean’s 8 feeling where everybody’s coming together. Everybody has a role to play. Everybody is supportive. Even with their fighting, they’re still a family; when the chips fall, they’re going to have each other’s backs. It feels like everybody’s on the team — until they’re not. That’s all I’m going to say about that.”
Are you a fan? Are you glad there are more crazy demon-hunting adventures ahead?