Thursday night, Melanie Scrofano, the star of Syfy’s ‘Wynonna Earp’, unleashed a series of tweets stating that the supernatural western was not in production on its fourth season, as was planned. She also made demands to know what was happening. Her tweets have since been deleted, but they prompted showrunner Emily Andras to offer her own reaction:
Don’t fuck with my family. 💕
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) February 21, 2019
This sent fans– also known as “Earpers”– into a social media tizzy, with the hashtag #FightForWynonna trending, as it suddenly seemed that the series was in danger.
Now Syfy and production company IDW Entertainment have issues statements to assure Earpers that Season 4 of ‘Wynonna Earp’ is coming… just not when.
Less than a week after the Season 3 premiere aired last year, while hosting a panel at SDCC, Syfy announced that it had ordered a fourth. But now, that has been delayed due to financial problems with IDW Entertainment. (The series is based on an IDW comic book.) At this time, no further details were given.
IDW pays the full production cost of ‘Wynonna Earp’ and retains ownership of the series, which is licensed by Syfy. Because Syfy ordered the fourth season, IDW is contractually obligated to deliver it. So hopefully that means that production can begin soon, once whatever these financial woes are can be resolved.
Syfy issued this simple statement:
“Syfy ordered season four of Wynonna Earp from IDW and is completely committed to the series. This has not changed.”
For its part, IDW delivered this statement:
“IDW is committed to continuing to tell the Wynonna Earp story. Much like the fans, we are passionate about not only the series, but the comics, the characters and the overall message that the Wynonna Earp franchise carries. We are in the process of working out the details for how the Wynonna story will continue and will share new details very soon.”
Although it may be unrelated, there have been some shake-ups with leadership at IDW. Last June, Ted Adams stepped down as CEO. Then in August, David Ozer left his post as company president. Then, earlier this year, Chris Ryall stepped down as the editor-in-chief of its comic publishing division after 14 years. It’s possible that these changes are interfering with things getting done.
For the time being, at least, it seems that IDW and Syfy are committed to bringing ‘Wynonna Earp’ back, it’s just not clear when. Check back for updates.
Are you an ‘Earp’ fans? Are you worried about this delay?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter