‘Wynonna Earp’ Season 4: Katherine Barrell’s Response Echoes Fans’ Feelings [ECCC 2019]

Fans of SYFY‘s Wynonna Earp thought they would be holster-deep in rumors and speculation about the fan-favorite series heading into its fourth season. They are – but for all the wrong reasons. Though the fourth season pick-up was announced in July 2018, news on production was alarmingly silent. Then in late February of this year, series star Melanie Scrofano tweeted the following in response to a fan:

Since that time, 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.

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Which bring us to this year’s Wynonna Earp panel at Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), where cast members Katherine Barrell and Dominique Provost-Chalkley appeared for a panel conversation to discuss the series – but not much was said regrading production on or even a time frame for a new season.

While Barrell and Provost-Chalkley acknowledged and thanked the passionate fanbase for the #FightForWynonna  campaign, the interview was never moved toward discussing the show’s current status – possibly a little too close for comfort for SYFY.

The closest we came to a comment/opinion came when Barrell and Provost-Chalkley were asked their opinions on how a particular season finale cliffhanger should end. Barrell’s response had just the right amount of double-meaning to it to get a proper response from those in attendance: “We would just like to see it be resolved. Please?”

A feeling shared by many way-too-patient Wynonna Earp fans…

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.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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